Take an ugly duckling, and throw in a lizard prince, a couple of zany reporters, a possum, three bears, Goldilocks, some twenty-first century spin and welcome to Scott Alderdice's The Ugly Duckling; A Most True and Very Real Telling. With all of the classic loveable characters, some new faces and a little bit of Alderdician twist, The Ugly Duckling is a bright, colourful and outrageously delightful spectacular that's not to be missed.
Ugly is a warm, sweet character who will capture your hearts. Follow Ugly on her quest of self discovery and search for home. She proves that you can't judge a book by its cover; it's what is inside that really counts.
Where does Goldilocks fit in to the story of The Ugly Duckling? As the hero, with a heart of gold and a taste for porridge of course! Out on parole for a breaking and entering offence, Goldilocks has her own reputation to save as well as the story.
Dodgie and Sal
Perhaps a little unorthodox, these broadcasters will keep you up to date on all of the top stories! Join Dodgie and Sal as they follow the events of the Crystal Palace egg robbery.
This reporter will do anything to get the story, even if that means pursuing the villain through the streets on a dragonfly. Perilous is on the scene all the time, helping to unravel the mysterious theft of the royal Swan egg.
Leaping Lizards and the Goanna Prince
Our Villain, this slippery little skink is up to no good from the start and is out to steal more than just Swan eggs.
Join all of these exciting characters plus many more on the adventure that tells you what the book left out.