A funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling.

Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family to fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different … Can this very special family find a way to stick together?

Alison Murray’s stylish adaptations of popular nursery rhymes and fables have been shortlisted twice for the prestigious Scottish Book Trust Children’s Book Award. 

Reviews of Dino Duckling

This story teaches us that there is a solution to most things, if only you are willing to think outside the box. Love helps.


A very empowering story which celebrates diversity in families and demonstrates to young children the importance of supporting one another…with bold, clear and emotive illustration


A lovely and very timely story which deserves a place in nursery or school library, it can be enjoyed purely as an uplifting tale or explored for the subtext it offers us all as members of a global family.

The School Librarian

A touching reimagining of Hans Christina Andersen’s tale of the Ugly Duckling

Baby London