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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.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2017
ISBN: 9780062408723
Branch Call Number: E HEN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,26 cm


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A story about waiting, surprise, and wonder.

A story about waiting, surprise, and wonder.

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ElizF Mar 22, 2018

This book with few words and a lot of repitition was a lot of fun to read, and the kids in storytime really enjoyed it. They repeated back most of the words without being prompted to do so.

Rebecca_Kohn Jan 21, 2018

Oh Kevin have made me long for a purple plastic purse with two quarters in it...and now whenever I am waiting for something, I have a lovely image in my head to entertain me, the big panel of the green egg and the page of 16 boxes of the green egg waiting waiting waiting waiting waiting....

AL_LAUREN Dec 01, 2017

I enjoyed the simple pictures and text in this book. This book is a lot of fun to read with young children! If you ask open-ended questions like, "What do you think will happen next?" and, "what's going on right now?" I'll bet you'll be surprised and delighted on the responses. Beautiful, simple, and a surprise in an egg.

Mar 14, 2017

Kevin Henkes does it again - creates something lovely. His pastels and rounded edges of characters are simplistic, and easily identifiable with children. But Henkes is always using his white space in new ways. Delightful.

VaughanPLKasey Mar 10, 2017

A beautiful book with cute pastel illustrations and a sweet story about an unlikely sibling. So great for reading aloud!

MissLacie Jan 26, 2017

This is a great graphic/picture book for preschool aged children.

AL_ELISABETH Jan 23, 2017

Another sweet, simple and warm fuzzy of a book from Henkes.

KristanW_KCMO Jan 19, 2017

A cute story about four eggs and an unlikely friendship. Love the pastel colors!

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