The Ugly Duckling
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • The Ugly Duckling
ISBN: 068815932X
EAN13: 9780688159320
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 24, 1999
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 11" L x 9.5" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Mine første eventyr Series In Order - By Hans C Andersen

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   Fairy Tale Duckling
My favorite of the fairy tales was the Ugly Duckling. A bizarre looking duckling hats out of a egg next to actual duckling chicks. All chicks and mother can tell the bizarre duckling that is not their kind, so the ugly duckling goes to find a place to live in. I do not know if this particular book was actually written by Hans Christian Andersen, because some book sites say it was written by the publisher Ripple Digital Publishing. It has a decent art, although I wish there was more. I found this account of the Ugly Duckling '' to be a little boring. I also felt that the ungulate duckling was looking for his place in the bird world : short. I feel like something missing in this telling ''. I still love this fairy tale, but the way it has been written by others has been better.
   The Original Story w/ Lackluster Illustrations
This is for the Ripple Digital Publishing version. I would expect that if someone uses the story of a master, they would make their illustrations as bold and detailed as the story. Unfortunately, not. This story was written by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a wonderful work. Ripple Digital Publishing does a disservice to the writing when they do not offer full-page illustrations. Instead, they added the original story and took a few logo-sized illustrations that do nothing to enhance the telling. From the cover illustration, I can see that they have hired someone with some talent. If they had used the talent only in full pages throughout the story. This might have made this worth purchasing. If you want to see the story just the way it is, there are free versions of Hans Christian Andersen's collections. If you want full illustrations, look elsewhere.
   Definitely a good book that keeps to the spirit of the original ...
Definitely a good book that stays true to the spirit of the original story while leaving quite a collection of fairytale fans at the same time. The writing is simple and easy to read, while at the same time allowing the reader to be able to follow a child or vice versa. The illustrations were strange, so that they were a little on the digital side. The ones I had so much trouble with was the hen, as they drew her as a roost. Yes, it is off-place and trivial, but there is a difference between the two. In all, Al is a good introduction to the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen...
   Captivating art
Wonderful art captures everyone's attention, but not much more than a young child. The first few times the book is held by a child and the pages are turned, you can see the magic of the child on the child's face. With his talent, Jerry Pinkney captivates my grandchildren. My two year old granddaughter insists on knowing what takes place on each page. There is no better motivator for reading than to capture a youngster's attention with art and then the words that explain the picture. The Ugly Duckling and Mr. Pinkney's art takes me right back to my parents'home, where we were not allowed to watch TV until the weekend and only after dark, and where we were surrounded with books. This book will make you homesick in your parents'house for your favorite cozy reading place. ) Share it with the kids in your life.
The classic story is told comprehensively in about forty pages. There is quite a bit of text on a page that makes it a difficult sell for young children, and the illustrations are rather small and generic in nature. At the end of the story, the ugly duckling does not want to survive. He is tired of being bitten by the other ducks, beaten by hens, pushed by humans and starving from hunger during the winter, and is cold during winter. He is then astonished at what he sees when he looks at his appearance in the pond and his newfound acceptance by fellow creatures and humans. This book would make a beautiful read for children in the early elementary school years. Teachers and parents will find many parallels and links to modern day childhood problems.
   Not a children's book
This book paints an ugly picture in the mind of children with words like kill and blood. Children don 't need such a sweet story turned into a gory scene. I had to search before I read the words to edit it to my three-year-old. I like the original story, but not this one, as its not something you want to hear from your child.
I thought I had '' read The Ugly Duckling, but may I say that there were parts of this book that I do not remember. If reading to children, I recommend that parents first read the material. The description of a duck hunt was quite descriptive and could cause distress in children.
   A great Children's Book
This book takes the writings of Hans Christian Andersen and has added beautiful illustrations. We have been reading it many times before bed. They love writing as well as illustrations. This was one of the first children's books we received on Kindle and has helped my children appreciate reading on Kindle.
   Very dull
This story, with minimal illustrations, is too hardcore for even the most hardcore Hans Christian Anderson fans. The dull nature of the story screams out the fact that someone is repackaging for profit. Don 't fall for it.
   The Ugly Duckling
Andersen is true to the ability of Mr. Andersen. I have written two children's books and I read this to compare writing styles and see how it appears on the Kindle. It was adapted to this format very well. I would recommend this book highly to any and all of the young readers.