The Ugly Duckling by Jonathan Allen, Christopher Wormell
  

Synopsis

The Ugly Duckling by Jonathan Allen, Christopher Wormell

Mr and Mrs Duck are appalled by their strange-looking new offspring and they send him off to find his real parents. Toddlers and young children will love helping Ugly Duckling look behind all the flaps to meet the various countryside animals who might be his mummy. There's a very near miss with a naughty fox before he meets the swans and sails merrily off down the river with his real family.

Reviews

Mr and Mrs Duck have five lovely eggs and a large, splodgy lumpy thing that looks more like a potato. When they hatch they have five lovely, fluffy ducklings and then something that is too large and lumpy to be one of them. The sad creature goes off in search of its mother and is saved just in time by its real mother in this humourous lift-the-flap book. (3-6 yrs) (Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Jonathan Allen (Author) Jonathan Allen is the author and illustrator of many popular fiction and picture books for young children. His previous books for Transworld includes the flap book Chicken Licken, two Corgi Yearlings The Flying Squad and Keep-Fit Canaries, and he has illustrated Dick King-Smith's poetry, Jungle Jingle and Other Animal Rhymes. Jonathan Allen live in Hertfordshire.Christopher Wormell (Author) Chris Wormell is a self-taught artist, and the winner of the Ragazza Prize at Bologna in 1991. Two Frogs won the Nestle Bronze Award, Molly and the Night Monster was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and One Smart Fish won the Booktrust Early Years Awards Best Picture Book. His books include George and the Dragon and The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit which was recently adapted into a stage play. Chris lives in North London with his wife and children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
20 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5

Author

Jonathan Allen, Christopher Wormell
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Publisher

Publication date

2nd March 2000

ISBN

9780552546133


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