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The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
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May 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s-lit

The illustrations of this book are realism. The main characters in each page are very detailed, such as the feathers of the mother duck and her ducklings; the background is bright and depicts their living environment. The ugly duckling experiences various difficulties and finally turns into a swan which is unbelievable to the mother duck and others who laughed at the ugly duckling. The major theme of this book is that the fate of ugly duckling is not predictable; his key to the success is that he follows his dream of being a beautiful swan and makes efforts to pursue them and achieves his dream. This story tells of positive attitude towards the difficulties in life. People cannot avoid the difficult times throughout their lives, this positive attitude can allow people to overcome the hardship and become the strong master of life instead of the slave of life. It is good for children who are around three to six to read this book as they can learn from the ugly duckling; as long as they set up goals and grow up confidently, independently and strongly, they can become the “swans” in real life.

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