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First the Eggby Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.
The acclaimed author of Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and memorable presentation to the concepts of transformation and creatiity. Seed becomes flower, paint becomes picture, word becomes story--and the commonplace becomes extraordinary as children look through and turn the pages of this novel and winning book.
First the Egg is a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
The Caldecott Honor-winning team cracks the code of the incredible egg.and#160;Explore how a simple, often colorful, sometimes surprisingly shaped package, reveals nature's life cycle, unusual animal defensive strategies, parenting behavior, evolution, and more, in this beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book.
Hatching a plan for survival isnandrsquo;t always easy in the wild. And how animals lay, protect, and even use each otherand#39;s eggs as a food source help reveal the life cycle of the natural world. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes. The ostrichandrsquo;s is the largest, but some are so small, you need a microscope to spot them. Animals hide them and disguise them in smart and surprising ways, too. Some abandon their eggs, while others protect them fiercely and carry them wherever they go. There are as many kinds of eggs as there are animals that depend on them, because in the animal kingdom, the fight for survival begins with the simple, but extraordinary, egg.
Paper-over-board novelty book with a non-removeable ribbon that shows Oliver the egg on one side and Oliver the chick on the other in penultimate spread. "Oliver was an egg. There was nothing he could do about it. He could roll to one side. He could roll to the other. He could even stand on his head. But he was simply an egg and that was that. Until one day, everything changed because miracles happen."
About the Author
Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an Emmy-award winning artist and the critically acclaimed author and illustrator of The Hidden Alphabet, Lemons Are Not Red, Walter Was Worried, and
Black? White! Day? Night! All were named ALA Notable Books and Child Magazine Best Books of the Year. Her most recent work is Dog and Bear, which Publishers Weekly called "utterly charming" in a starred review.
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