Le pigeon qui voulait être un canard

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Le pigeon qui voulait être un canard

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: French
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Lili & Soledad Bravi
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9782747065825

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This is the story of a pigeon and yes, he wants to be a duck! This is also a story about fitting in and resilience, important topics to cover with our children; it will lead to interesting discussions. Some may say it is a modern version of the ugly duckling... the ending is very different though!
I want to share it with children who can join in with the onomatopoeia and do a lot of actions to help tell the story.

I want to use it with pupils because it is original (when did you last read a story about a pigeon?), it gets you thinking about being kind to all animals, about the importance of fitting in, of keeping going… The illustrations are very clear and the text understandable but also very rich.

The children could try to come up with other objects which the pigeon may come across and could guess which animal he may want to be next; they may also think of other animals which are largely unloved and which other animals they may look up to and want to be. They may think of humans too…

Topics or themes:
A tour of Les Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris; SMSC

The imperfect tense; adjectives


How much time required:
1 lesson

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