The classic tale of The Ugly Duckling comes to life in vibrant retelling perfect or beginning readers Designed to encourage vocabulary development and help children read aloud, this story uses large font types and vibrant, contemporary illustrations to help early learning skills It s a perfect addition to any children s library....
|Title||:||The Ugly Duckling (Take Part Tales for Two)|
|Publisher||:||Ward Lock Educational Co Ltd December 31, 1991|
|Number of Pages||:||24 pages|
|File Size||:||876 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Ugly Duckling (Take Part Tales for Two) Reviews
The book is about a ugly duckling, in which everyone was mean to him. So one day he got fed up with them all so he then decided he was going to ran away to a pond but there was a shoot off . Which made him immediately run off. Later he ran across this old ladies home but he animals were also mean to him which he then went off to a pond. The pond happened to freeze in the winter time which a farmer rescued him which the duck didn't seem to like that so he then ran away again. But later on her realized he was a beautiful swan which he should of been able to feel all along but other's made him feel less of his self.
Definitely a good book that keeps to the spirit of the original story while at the same time leaving quite a bunch to fairytale fans. The writing is simple and easy enough to follow while at the same time allowing the reader to be able to read to a child or vice versa.
The classic tale is told comprehensively in about forty pages. There is quite a bit of text on a page which makes it a difficult sell for young children, and the illustrations are rather small and generic in nature. At the end of the tale, the ugly duckling does not wish to survive. He is tired of being pecked by the other ducks, beaten by hens, pushed around by humans, and starving from hunger and cold during the winter. Then he is astonished at what he sees when he gazes at his appearance in the pond and his newfound acceptance by fellow creatures and humans.
I haven't read this particular version yet, but I love this story for the uplifting moral message it gives to all of us. not just children. Children need to be reassured that they have their own individuality of beauty there is no set standard. It's okay to change as they grow in all areas and to know to love themselves in a healthy way creates strong healthy self-esteem. I found so many wonderful levels of encouragement in this story even the adults learned a lesson or two. My favorite version is the movie starring Danny Kaye, but I wanted this book for any little ones that may visit and lets just face it, for me too! :)
The Ugly Duckling use to be my favorite of the fairy tales. A strange looking "duckling" hatches out of a egg next to actual duckling chicks. All the chicks and the mother can tell the strange "duckling" is not their kind so the ugly duckling goes off to find a place to fit in.
This is not the story as I remember it. I guess I prefer the Disney version. As it is, the illustrations were okay but very small and not impressive. This is not something I would read to my grandchildren. Although this was a translation from the original version, the grammar was not in sync and didn't read well. Sorry, but I did not like it and it will be deleted from my Kindle.
The drawings are just beautiful, just beautiful and I have 12 different books on THE UGLY DUCKLING. Some of them are true to each word by Hans Christian Andersen and some take quite a bit of liberty but I like this. It's amazing to me how each book depicts the swan when he is little. I wish I could have full size paintings of many of the beautiful drawings.
This is for the Ripple Digital Publishing Version