A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.
Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and
sisters. But when the time comes for the family to fly south for the
winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different ... Can this very special family find a way to stick together?
Murray's stylish adaptations of popular nursery rhymes and fables have
been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust
Children's Book Award.
Look out for these other delightful retellings of classic rhymes and fables from Alison Murray:
The Little Green Hen
Apple Pie ABC
Hare and Tortoise
Hickory Dickory Dog
The House That Zack Built
One, Two, That's My Shoe
Alison Murray grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile
Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London
and did a variety of jobs, including working as a bookseller and rug
designer, before completing a MA in Design for Interactive Media at
Middlesex University. Having co-founded a successful interactive media
company, Alison moved back to Scotland where she now works as a
full-time illustrator. She has a string of successful picture books to
her name, including Hare and Tortoise and Apple Pie ABC, both shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards, and Dino Duckling. Alison lives in Glasgow with her husband and their
A lovely and very timely story which deserves a place in nursery or school library, it can be enjoyed purely as an uplifting tale or explored for the subtext it offers us all as members of a global family.
The School Librarian
A touching reimagining of Hans Christina Andersen's tale of the Ugly Duckling
A very empowering story which celebrates diversity in families and demonstrates to young children the importance of supporting one another...with bold, clear and emotive illustration
This story teaches us that there is a solution to most things, if only you are willing to think outside the box. Love helps.