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May 09 2016

Happily ever after: The ugly duckling ill. by Annie White

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Happily Ever After series. Scholastic, 2016. ISBN 9781925059526
(Ages: 3-6) Classic fairy tale, belonging, differences. This is a simple version of the classic tale about a mother duck who is disappointed when one of her ducklings is not as pretty as the others are. The duckling doesn't feel that he belongs anywhere, and his new family certainly don't want him. But when he finds a family of swans he realises he has found where he is supposed to be. The book uses simple, almost old-fashioned illustrations that show the stages of the duckling's journey perfectly. The large text is perfect for emerging readers who will be able to pick out words they know and use the pictures to assist them in reading along. This is the first in the planned Happily Ever After series, which now includes The Princess and the Pea. This is a pleasing version of an old classic perfect for sharing with a new generation of young children.
Nicole Smith-Forrest

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