Have you ever tried to re-imagine a classic story like The Ugly Dumpling? Stephanie Campisi took on that task with her new picture book, The Ugly Dumpling.
In an interview with ReFoReMo, Campisi revealed that “Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling was the inspiration behind The Ugly Dumpling, although I’ve taken just a few liberties with the text – I’m not sure that Hans would have been on board with a cockroach as a supporting character, but oh well! I was also – and still am – on a poetry kick at the time I began working on the book, which explains the free verse nature of the text.”
The video embedded above offers glimpses of the illustrations created by Shahar Kober. Mighty Media Press released this book on April 7. (via School Library Journal)