Downloadable Literature Guides


You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 27-page Unit for The Perfect Wizard by Jane Yolen and The Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin NOW! Available for immediate download for only $17.95! Sharable within your school!

Click Here to purchase and download from Teachers Pay Teachers.

WINNER of the Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM for 2010-2011

The Uglified Ducky
by Maynard Moose, as told by Willie Claflin

"The Ugly Duckling" comes to the moose world in this hysterical story told in "The Uglified Ducky" in book and on the CD inside! Storytelling doesn't get more fun than this and the proof is that kids and adults alike are stampeding to read and listen over and over to Mayanard Moose tell his endearing story in his moosey dialect!

Illustrations by James Stimson provide the perfect comic background for the story of a baby moose who is found by Mommy Ducky. "Ooo, Look at that! That is a uglified ducky!"

As a companion book, you must have The Perfect Wizard by Jane Yolen. Now you can read the biography of Hans Christian Andersen who wrote the original story of "The Ugly Duckling" in a beautiful picture book by Jane Yolen. At the bottom of each page, you can see a snapshot of one of his stories, inspired by his childhood and his struggles. Read about his determination to gain fame and the long road to his genius being discovered. His fairy tales have lived happily ever after in the hearts of children and kings for hundreds of years. He was The Perfect Wizard.

Research Links for
The Uglified Ducky
by Willie Claflin

Author, Willy Claflin

Practice reading more stories in fractured English! Great phonics practice!
Goonerisms Spalore
Listen to some Tounge-Tied Tales
Storytelling Power

Hans Christian Anderson Sites

Books with Great Storytelling Possibilities:
The SOS File
Bud, Not Buddy
Elijah of Buxton
Sure as Sunrise

Jeanne Willis Books
Nutmeg and Barley, A Budding Friendship
Substitute Groundhog
Tooth Fairy's First Night Out
The Trouble with Cauliflower
On the Go with Mr. and Mrs. Green

A Book about Hans Christian Andersen:
The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen


The Uglified Ducky by Willie Claflin

An activity guide for The Uglified Ducky by Willie Claflin is combined with our unit for The Perfect Wizard by Jane Yolen to provide mastery-perfect lesson planning and handouts for projection on your SmartBoard is now available!

The 7-Page Unit for The Uglified Ducky Unit Contains:
Willie Claflin's delightful story telling on CD in the book!
Discussion Cards
Crossword Puzzle
Storytelling Guide
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Dialect and Non-Standard English

Comparison of Books
Answer Keys

The 18-Page Unit for The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen Contains:
Anticipation Guide
Crossword Puzzle
Six-Page Readers’ Theater Script for the traditional "Ugly Duckling"
Character Study
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Writing Prompts
Professionally Recorded Song by Suzy Red and sung by Ted Newman
and MORE!

The Uglified Ducky is included in the Kids Wings Tempests and Teamwork Collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. Our Tempests and Teamwork package includes a site license for one school, a spiral bound book, and CD containing 29 titles with over 700 pages of activities, nine "Jeopardy-type" games, Karoke-type songs, and professionally recorded songs! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Tempests and Teamwork, you can get 29 literature guides for only $20, or less than $1 each! This is probably the greatest bargain in the USA, as long as quantities last!


Pizzicato Polka 1, by Franz Peter Schubert is our background music.


Your purchases through  the Kids Wings and Amazon Links help to keep our website doors open!
Amazon Logo

Contact Us     Home    Bookstore     Integrated Curriculum      Build Character    

Order Kids' Wings Printed and Bound Collections Now on Sale 


Kids' Wings® has created outstanding activities for each novel,
units which provide the latest in integrated curriculum.


Disclaimer: The links here have been scrutinized for their grade and age appropriateness; however, contents of links on the World Wide Web change continuously. It is advisable that teachers and parents review all links before allowing student use. Please contact us immediately if you find any inappropriate links.


SMDisclaimer: Texas Bluebonnet AwardSM is a service mark of the Texas Library Association, which is in no way affiliated with Kids' Wings or Suzy Red. Use of the Texas Bluebonnet Award mark in these materials does not imply any endorsement of any kind on behalf of the Texas Library Association. The Texas Bluebonnet Book Master ListSM was selected by the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee of the Texas Library Association


© 2010, Suzy Red, Lockhart, Texas
All Rights Reserved