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ISBN13: 9781596432727
ISBN10: 1596432721
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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.

Synopsis:

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."

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Sploosh! Fizz! Swish! The prehistoric ocean is a dangerous place for a baby sea turtle. But after she emerges from her egg, the treacherous waters are her goal. Swimming through the swirling waves and dodging larger sea creatures, she finds a resting place deep below. There she waits, until she grows into the majestic sea turtle that returns to the sand to lay her eggs and begin the cycle again.

  This journey of a small creature in the oceanic world of the dinosaurs is a perfect mix of scientific integrity and dramatic storytelling.

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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seivert, February 24, 2008 (view all comments by seivert)
Great book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596432727
Author:
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Author:
Cyrus, Kurt
Author:
Franceschelli, Christopher
Subject:
General
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
Developmental Biology
Subject:
Metamorphosis
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Children s Picture Books-Concepts General
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12 x 9.25 in 1.02 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-06

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"Synopsis" by ,

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."

"Synopsis" by ,
Sploosh! Fizz! Swish! The prehistoric ocean is a dangerous place for a baby sea turtle. But after she emerges from her egg, the treacherous waters are her goal. Swimming through the swirling waves and dodging larger sea creatures, she finds a resting place deep below. There she waits, until she grows into the majestic sea turtle that returns to the sand to lay her eggs and begin the cycle again.

  This journey of a small creature in the oceanic world of the dinosaurs is a perfect mix of scientific integrity and dramatic storytelling.

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