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The Ugly Duckling

Traditional Tales


No. of pages 12

Great for age 4-6 years


This book is part of a book series called Traditional Tales .

. This book is part of a reading scheme, meaning that it is a book aimed at children who are learning to read.

There are 12 pages in this book. This book was published 2014 by Capstone Classroom .

Teresa Heapy writes stories and non-fiction books for children. She also writes and material to support teachers and parents, and gets lots of ideas from her three young children!

This book contains the following story:

The Ugly Duckling
A mother duck sits on her eggs. When they hatch she has five pretty ducklings and one ugly grey duckling. How ugly you are, says the mother to her duckling. Wherever they go the message is the same ugly, ugly duckling. The ugly duckling is so upset he runs away and hides. Spring turns to summer and then winter and the ugly duckling stays hidden away from the mean animals. Then spring returns and the ugly duckling emerges from his hiding place to admire a flock of swans on the river. How beautiful you are, he says to them. But so are you, reply the swans and point to the ugly ducklings reflection in the pond. He follows their gaze and realises he is not an ugly duckling any more but has transformed into beautiful swan.

This book is in the following series:

Traditional Tales
The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree stages and matched to the phonics progression in Letters and Sounds. These stories are fully decodable, with clear phonic progression. The books progress from book band red through to gold.Accompanying free Teaching Notes are available online at , along with an eBook and storyteller video for each stage. Parents can also visit for practical advice, helpful information about phonics, lots of fun activities and free eBooks.

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