Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Pugly Duckling -a bookwrap



Hi!  I'm Pugly... I am awesome but I never always felt that I was.  This is my story...


The Pugly Duckling 

Authored by Carla Siravo

Illustrated by P. Santiago


* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Reading Age:  4-8

* Length: 36 pages ( Paperback ) 

* Publisher:  Indigo River Publishing

 * Pub. Date:  December 8, 2020

* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This is a delightful book that will tug at your emotions.  Joe and Jean Duck yearn for a baby duckling. 

"Every night, they wished and they hoped and they prayed for a fuzzy-wuzzy, cuddly-wuddly, darling baby duckling."  

One very special night, one very special delivery arrives.  It is an egg and it is ugly-wugly.  None-the-less they are ecstatic over its arrival and they carefully nurture it until the egg cracks.  What emerges is not quite what the endearing couple expects.  Out springs a hairy paw, two flip-flop ears and a wrinkled snout... and the sound "WOOF!"  

Joe and Jean are extremely surprised but they love the little guy so much and call him John.  They believe that perhaps one day John will grow into a beautiful swan. 

John wants so much to fit in with the other chicks but he is ridiculed and teased by the others.  He is totally unaccepted. Then one day everything changes and John becomes the hero, the superhero supreme, revered highly by the other peeps around him.  How did that happen? 

This fun story is about being true to yourself and accepting your uniqueness as beautiful.  This is a twisted tale of the classic story "The Ugly Duckling."  John is adorable and you instantly fall in love with him.  The book is inspiring and everyone ( both young and old ) enjoys a happily every after story.  The illustrations are colourful, expressive and spot on enhancing the narrative.  I highly recommend " The Pugly Duckling." 

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author and the Illustrator

Carla Siravo and P. Santhiago are an author and illustrator duo who create children’s books that promote inclusion, kindness, and unity while focusing on relevant social justice issues. Together, they tackle these issues in an engaging and light-hearted way, encouraging children to start conversations with their parents and teachers about fairness and equity. The duo’s first book, Hugh Manatee for President, was released in 2019. These stories are intended to be used as resources to raise and teach the children in our communities to become empathetic and compassionate critical thinkers.

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