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The Ugly Duckling Paperback – 1999
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The illustrations were digital so they were a bit on the strange side. The ones I had so much problems with was the hen as they drew her as a roost. Yes it is trivial and out of place but there is a difference between the two.
Al in all a good introduction to the fairytales of Hans Christian Andersen....
I remember the Ugly Duckling from my childhood possessions. When I came across this on my Kindle recommendations for toddler bedtime books, I did an immediate "Buy Now".
In hindsight, should have read the reviews and gone through the book extracts.
Clearly the unabridged, original version is nowhere as simple as all the children's versions I've read through my childhood.
The language is archaic, clearly feeling like the almost 200 year old book that it now is. Our 3 year old's do not come across "the great burdock leaves" in their daily conversations in school, at home, or on the many hours of cartoons they watch on TV every week. The long, complicated sentences make me feel I'm reading The New York TImes and not a children's book. It is beither pleasurable for the adult reading it, nor for the child / children listening on.
I'll move it to the junk heap of Kindle books I bought because they were cheap, and maybe let the kids come back to it when they are in middle school.
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It was very very good
I rated it a five because it is very good
I recamend it to little kids