Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn about practice and persistence using the story of "The Ugly Duckling". They also play with the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power of reading to change the story. Students follow along as Princess Pea's twirls are falling flat and her dance recital is just days away. The Super Readers soar into the story of "The Ugly Duckling", who's having just as much trouble learning to swim. With hard work and determination, the Ugly Duckling finally hits his stride and Princess Pea learns that practice makes perfect.