The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur

The Ugly Duckling Dinosaur

Book - 2011
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In this take on "The Ugly Duckling," a tyrannosaurus rex is hatched in a nest of ducklings. Includes facts about dinosaurs.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011
ISBN: 9780810997394
Branch Call Number: FT UGL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Kennedy, Doug

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In this take on "The Ugly Duckling," a Tyrannosaurus Rex is hatched in a nest of ducklings.


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mmcbeth29
Mar 25, 2015

Seven ducklings hatch from eggs, but one large egg remains. When it does hatch, instead of a typical duckling, a large scaled creature emerges. The mama duck treats it as one of her own, but the creature does not feel that he belongs and other creatures run away and call him a monster. He leaves the duck family and sets out on his own looking for his place in the world. Everywhere he goes creatures run from him until one day something goes BOOM BOOM BOOM in the forest. It is a large and scaled creature just like him. She invites him to come join her family and he finds that they are all just like him.

The illustrations are done in watercolor. They are colorful, detailed, and nicely sized for the pages. The illustrator creates vivid facial expressions.

I love variations on fairy tales and this one does not disappoint. This story is based on the original Hans Christian Andersen version of the Ugly Duckling. There are quite a few references to dinosaurs with large names like the Parasaurolophuses so reading this is not for the faint of heart! But if you have a dinosaur lover in your home (or are one yourself), I highly recommend reading this fun story. There is scientific information at the end of the book to explain a few facts such as how the T-Rex and ducks could be in the same story. Advertized for ages 4-8 which is a good age range.

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pnaduy
Mar 03, 2015

Like 'the ugly duck' story. It is sudden situation when "the ugly duckling dinosaur" has a big difference with other ducks. what is happened if T-rex do not talk to 'the ugly ducking dinosaur': you are not a duck you are a dinosaur? (:

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mmcbeth29
Mar 25, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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pnaduy
Mar 03, 2015

pnaduy thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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