While looking for the letter U, I uncovered the Alphatales series, a unique and unbelievable find (for me!). Yes there is a book for every letter of the alphabet.
by Heather Feldman
illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The twentieth book of the Alphatales series. A story about a bird who’s difference was once the laugh of the crowd ends up becoming handy. The children will enjoy finding the words starting with the letter U in the amusing illustrations.
The second title I chose is a classic by Hans Christian Anderson
The Ugly Duckling
I read several books retelling the story and chose this version retold and illustrated by
This is a nice simple adaptation of the classic tale. Its simplicity makes it more suitable for younger children than the original. The illustrations are done in a collage in bright watercolor in an African setting.
I also chose an author and illustrator:
who wrote a great series about ducks and illustrated several other books
She created the unique character, Max the duck in Duck and Cover, Duck at the Door, Sitting Duck and Duck Soup