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The Ugly Duckling

Written by DK Publishing & illustrated by Giuseppe Di Lernia
Published by DK Publishing
4.0 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.7 / 5.0
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Jul 16, 2019
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This favorite fairy tale is perfect for parents looking for children’s classics to read with their little one.

Teased by his siblings for his different looks, the brave cygnet journeys into the world, looking for friendship and kindness.

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s original story, this is the story of how one little duckling overcomes obstacles and challenges, and with patience and determination, finally finds the companionship for which he has been searching.

The charming illustrations by Giuseppe di Lernia in this picture book are sure to capture the imaginations of little ones, and the large format of this book is ideal for sharing with children aged 3 to 5 and reading together at bedtime.

What Kind of Book is The Ugly Duckling

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
4.0 / 7.0

It’s everyone’s favorite glow-up story! Actually, to be honest, I’ve never loved this story, but the book is just fine. It’s simple, the illustrations are basic but good, and the text is straightforward. If you’re looking for a basic version of the classic ugly duckling story, this is it.

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Who Wrote The Ugly Duckling

Who Illustrated The Ugly Duckling

Giuseppe Di Lernia
Giuseppe Di Lernia
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Publication Date:
July 16, 2019

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