By Alison Murray
A dinosaur tries to fly south for the winter with his duckling family in this funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.
A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling.
Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family to fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different ... Can this very special family find a way to stick together?
Alison Murray's stylish adaptations of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children's Book Award.
Look out for these other delightful retellings of classic rhymes and fables from Alison Murray:
The Little Green Hen
Apple Pie ABC
Hare and Tortoise
Hickory Dickory Dog
The House That Zack Built
One, Two, That's My Shoe
Alison Murray grew up in Lanarkshire near Glasgow and studied Textile Design at Glasgow School of Art. After graduating she moved to London and did a variety of jobs, including working as a bookseller and rug designer, before completing a MA in Design for Interactive Media at Middlesex University. Having co-founded a successful interactive media company, Alison moved back to Scotland where she now works as a full-time illustrator. She has a string of successful picture books to her name, including Hare and Tortoise and Apple Pie ABC, both shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards, and Dino Duckling. Alison lives in Glasgow with her husband and their dog.
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08 Mar 2018
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This story teaches us that there is a solution to most things, if only you are willing to think outside the box. Love helps. — Bookwitch