“A big awkward bird tumbled out of the egg headfirst… That is a monstrous big duckling. None of the others looked like that. Can he be a turkey chick?” An ugly ducking faces many difficult situations and longs to fly away with other birds. It survives to grow into a beautiful swan, discovering happiness and its true identity.
Series: Jerry Pinkney has illustrated other classic stories, such as Puss in Boots, The Three Little Kittens, The Tortoise and the Hare.
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Scholastic: Discovering Fairy Tales
Scottish Book Trust: 5 Reasons why fairy tales are good for children
Scholastic: Fairy Tales: Resources for Teaching the Genre
Education: Lesson Plan: Fairy Tales: Identifying Story Elements
Child Development Institute: Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation
Kids Health in the Classroom: Self Esteem Teacher’s Guide
Jerry Pinkney Official Website
Take a look inside The Ugly Duckling
Books by Jerry Pinkney
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