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Tuesday 19 December 2023

On the 7th day of Christmas: You’re Not Ugly, Duckling!

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven swans a-swimming…and You’re Not Ugly, Duckling!, written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by Neil Price.

A fairytale with a twist!  

Mother Duck is shocked to discover that one of her ducklings looks a little different to the rest. 

He's large and grey, with a funny quack and an even funnier hair do! It's not just Mother Duck who has noticed - poor Ugly Duckling is bullied by the other farm animals and his siblings too!

Ugly Duckling decides to run away, but when he spots one of the farm animals in danger he rushes to the rescue. Are his actions enough to prove that you should never judge a book by its cover? 

Title: You're Not Ugly, Duckling!
Author: Steve Smallman
Illustrator: Neil Price
Publisher: QED Publishing, $ 24.99
Publication Date: 2016
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781784935337
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book