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Egg

Written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Published by Greenwillow Books
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Target Age
40
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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.

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  • “Surprise!” “Egg” “Good-bye” “Egg”

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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5.5 / 7.0

Simple, sweet, easy. This book is a good example of a story that is told through words and pictures, not just told in words and illustrated too. The story is sweet, the actual words in the book are repetitive and simple, and there’s a cute message about friendship. My three-year-old loves that she can read this book to the rest of the family!

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
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4.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote Egg

author & illustrator
Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062408723
Publication Date:
January 3, 2017
Text Details:
This text type is Futura BT Light
Illustration Details:
Brown ink and watercolor paint were used to prepare the full-color art.
Word Count:
107
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016005267
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1175681209
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062408720

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