The Ugly Duckling
- Publisher: Schwager & Steinlein
- number of pages: 64
- Part of a series: Yes —there are many books of the series called „Englisch hören und lesen“
Jack goes to the market to sell their cow. On his way he meets butcher an gets five magic beans for the cow. The following story shows how good this deal was and what wonderful things grow at the end of this magic beanstalk. It changes Jacks live an provides many adventures.
I liked the book very much , but the CD is not so good just like it is the problem with the other books of the series. I think the text is read out too fast to be understood by those children, who do not have English as their mother tongue. The pages are wonderfully colored and the font is big enough even for young readers. The pictures are very funny and make it easy to understand what happens, even if your English isn´t that good. That’s why I think, it is a good book for learners of English. Especially teachers and adults will be happy about the translation at the end of the book and both children and adults will love the puzzles and littles tasks and games on the last pages. That helps to remember the content of the story in a very funny and special way. I can recommend the book if you don´t want to use it together with the CD. But the book is wonderfull. I think all readers will fall in love with the ugly duckling. And I love this wonderful end of the story. Children can learn that not everything is the way it seems to be.