you ever read the classic "The Ugly Duckling" before? Here is a new
version with a few added extras to catch your eye. The book follows
the seasons and the colors are beautifully captured which adds to the book.
A runin with a dog, a little old lady, and a generous man help the Ugly
Duckling find his home. This story offers hope to those of us who feel
the least bit different from others. You will feel good about yourself
when you read "The Ugly Duckling" by Jerry Pinkney. The beautiful watercolors
make this book very special. (Karen Womack, graduate student, <email@example.com>
you ever felt like you don't belong somewhere? Do people sometimes
treat you differently? Do you sometimes feel like your friends don't
want to play with you?
duckling in this story feels that way too. He is born to a family
of ducks, but he looks differently than they do. Everyone says that
he is ugly and they don't want to play with him. But what they don't
know is that this duck is "special" and he is going to have the last laugh.
The Ugly Duckling and find out what happens to this "lucky" ugly duckling!
Lopez, Teacher Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org)
ask the readers if they have ever felt left out or unwanted. I would ask
some of them to tell me their situations. Then I would ask
if anyone had to ever change in order to fit in and why. Afterward, I would
show illustrations of a baby chick, swan, dog and cat and ask them what
animal it is. Usually they would guess the swan wrong, and I would
then tell them that looks can be deceiving. Afterwards, I would introduce
this popular tale to children. ("Naomi Bates" <email@example.com>)