Egg (Hardcover)

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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This adorable picture book begins with four eggs, each in their own frame. Three of them crack fairly quickly and reveal newly hatched birds. But the fourth egg takes its time, and, after much pecking by the birds, delivers a surprise for them as well as the reader. Spare in its words and with a spring-like palate familiar to Houstonians who haven't seen winter in some time, this is a lovely picture book for ages 3 and up.

— Cathy


Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship, by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift, but also a classic read-alone and read-aloud that will appeal all year long.

This masterful and stylistically original picture book introduces young children to four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they're in for a big surprise What will happen next? With a compelling mix of comic-like panels, wordless pages and spreads, and a short text featuring word repetition, surprise, and suspense, Egg is an ideal book for emergent readers, as well as for sharing in a group. Egg is sure to inspire creativity and storytelling in preschoolers, as they anticipate the page turns and determine their own endings Kevin Henkes is the bestselling author of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Waiting, and Kitten's First Full Moon, among many other beloved titles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062408723
ISBN-10: 0062408720
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English