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The Ugly Pony: An Illustrated Hans Christian Andersen Retelling Hardcover – Illustrated, April 20 2019
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A sweet story, gorgeously illustrated by the author, The Ugly Pony tells the journey of an awkward pony galloping on bravely through bullies and hecklers. A beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, The Ugly Duckling, with a touch of unicorn magic!
About The Ugly Pony: When strange-looking pony Bella is born at a prize-winning stud yard, nobody wants to be her friend. She looks too different to fit in. Now, with the showing season looming and the prize-winning ponies heckling her, Bella must find her own inner beauty or risk getting bullied forever...
"A must-have for every children's bookcase, it is literally impossible for any child not to fall in love with The Ugly Pony."
"This is a new telling of a classic tale young readers will adore."
- Publisher : Little Whimsey Press; Illustrated edition (April 20 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 54 pages
- ISBN-10 : 064807028X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0648070283
- Item weight : 300 g
- Dimensions : 21.59 x 0.64 x 21.59 cm
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The horse in the next stall asked what is that?
The retired mare in the other stall couldn’t believe the daughter belonged to the prize-winning stock mother.
Bella (aka Ugly Duckling) began to grow.
1 day the squirrel even made a snide comment to/about Bella.
The seasons came/went not much change in Bella.
Later tired of the rude comments Bella ran away.
Out in the real-world Bella discovered everyone/everything looked different.
What did Bella find out when a squirrel took her into the forest?
I do not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing free books from publishers & authors. Therefore, I am under no obligation to write a positive review, only an honest one.
An awesome book cover, great hand-drawn colored pictures & proper font & writing style. A very professionally written children’s (MS age) educational friendship storybook. It was quite easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters, settings, etc. to keep track of. This could also make another great children’s friendship movie, a classroom presentation, an animated cartoon, or better yet a mini TV series. There is no doubt in my mind this is an extremely easy rating of 5 stars.
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Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
I read it to my niece and nephew, they really enjoyed it. It has such a good meaning, and I think it will teach children that just because you are different doesn't make you ugly.
I was given a free copy in return for my honest review.