The perfect board book gift for Easter - with a cheeky twist! All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. When Duck is delighted to find an egg of his own to look after: it's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed - and everyone's in for a big surprise when it finally hatches. With split pages that allow the visual jokes to unfold, The Odd Egg is another witty and lively book from award-winning creator, Emily Gravett.
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Emily Gravett is twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestle Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for her debut picture book Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. An author/illustrator of unique talent and tremendous skill she has a host other of award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including: Orange Pear Apple Bear, Monkey and Me and Tidy. Emily lives in Brighton.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K—This is the story of a drake who is feeling left out. "All the birds had laid an egg. All except for Duck." When he finds a huge, green-spotted egg, he loves it right away. Sitting high atop it—so high that he barely fits into the picture—he is subjected to the taunts of the egg layers: "Not pretty." "It'll never hatch!" "Ha ha!" Gravett uses narrow pages that gradually increase in size to reveal all of the other eggs hatching, from the smallest chick to the tallest flamingo. While the moms cuddle their new hatchlings, Duck waits—and waits. Leaning against the large egg, he knits up a storm until "Creak Crack, SNAP": out pops an enormous alligator, scaring all of the scoffing birds right off the page. The final, priceless illustration shows an adoring alligator marching—in four knitted slippers and a muffler—behind Duck, murmuring, "Mama." There are many aspects of the story that make it worth adding to the what-have-I-hatched collection. First, it's so simple that toddlers can enjoy it. Second, the layout is unique and well suited to the plot. Third, the illustrations are a joy to behold: funny, personable, and oh-so-eye-catching. The ecru background on every page is a nice touch, lending the book a little extra cachet. Kids will love cracking the pages of this exceptional story.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY
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Descrizione libro MacMillan Children's Books, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0230531350
Descrizione libro MacMillan Children's Books, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110230531350