Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Ugly Ducking performed by Justine Clarke

This is The Ugly Duckling song made famous by Danny Kaye in the 1952 movie Hans Christian Andersen (okay...I'll wait for you to finish singing it...)!

The lyrics were originally written by Frank Loesser, but now we have a lovely Australian picture book with Playschool host, Justine Clarke, singing this very familiar song.

The illustrations by Nathaniel Eckstrom are soft, earthy water colours with the animals dominating each page. The entire book has a lovely warm, nostalgic feel.

I found it impossible to read through this book without breaking into song myself!

Included is a CD which allows you to sing along with Justine or you can simply play the instrumental version and do it all yourself.

A lovely tale about image, belonging & self-discovery.

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