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The Ugly Duckling by Publisto

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"Excellent illustrations, engaging narration and original music- 4/5 stars!"
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Join us now in a surprising and moving adaptation of the beloved classic tale in which inner beauty finally prevails and being different is a problem no more…

Hans Christian Andersen recites the story of a young duckling that is mocked and teased by the other animals for not being good-looking. After much hardship in his long journey to discover the world and who he really is, something surprising happened: the duckling is transformed from the “ugliest baby chick ever hatched” into a beautiful swan! His maturity and new-found confidence gave him the wings to fly high and proudly! Enjoy this uplifting story, discuss the hidden meaning and share this wondrous journey with your entire family!

• Engaging and user-friendly interface design
• Literary writing directly adapted from the original story by H. C. Andersen
• Twenty delightful storybook illustrations
• Original music and superb sound effects
• Highlighted narrative text
• Auto-play and voice-record options
• Context-oriented tap animations offering surprises on each page
• Story-specific learning games, including connect-the-dots, puzzles and memory cards
• Full-screen colouring images in a separate paint section with the option to sign and keep.

Publisto iPad storybooks are designed to:
• Transform educational activities to fun
• Enhance fine motor skills
• Strengthen hand-eye coordination
• Build attention span and memory skills
• Build confidence in reading aloud
• Encourage word recognition and vocabulary development

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