48 pages. Hardcover.
It is a life-affirming story retold by the young Danish author Clara Wedersøe Strunge and illustrated by the award-winning artist Yevgeny Antonenkov. The Ugly Duckling is a perfect first illustrated introduction for children and their parents to a simple truth, “Do not judge only by appearance”. It is the story of a small bird that came into the world in a duck farm, though hatched by a swan egg. History tells us that growing up, changing and taking risks can not only change us – it can also turn us into a “beautiful swan”.