The Uglified Ducky by Willy ClaflinThe Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin

The Uglified Ducky

byWilly ClaflinIllustratorJames Stimson

Book & Toy | October 16, 2011

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You may think you know the classic story of the Ugly Duckling, but think again. In the capable hands of his alter ego Maynard Moose, renowned storyteller Willy Claflin takes us on a wacky journey where this Uglified Ducky, a hapless young moose, "blunders away" from his home, is mistaken for a baby duck, and endures endless humiliation as he tries to learn to waddle, quack, swim, and fly. Eventually, he finds his true "fambly," who helps him discover his own beauty. In his fractured "Moose" English, translated in the glossary at front, Maynard relays a surprisingly tender story that echoes the original tale's theme of the struggle to belong and discover your true self. The Uglified Ducky's quest is playfully but sympathetically interpreted in James Stimson's luminous, droll gouache illustrations.
Willy Claflin Bio: Willy Claflin is the author of four award winning LittleFolk picture books: The Uglified Ducky, Rapunzel & The Seven Dwarfs, The Bully Goat Grim, and The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go To Sleep. Willy's retelling of original and classic traditional stories incorporates a unique wacky fairy tale persona wit...
Title:The Uglified DuckyFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:32 pages, 11.11 × 8.65 × 0.15 inPublished:October 16, 2011Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:087483953X

ISBN - 13:9780874839531