Synopses & Reviews
Hilarious photos and simple, earnest text introduce us to the head of the henhouse: Tillie is a REAL chicken, and a very adventurous one, at that!
Unlike the other hens at Little Pond Farm, Tillie isn't one to wait her turn to lay her eggs. And she's certainly not one to stay cooped up all day. Off she goes!
Author Terry Golson and photographer Ben Fink invite you to join Tillie on her first eggs-straordinary adventure. Come along as she explores the cozy world of Little Pond Farm -- and lays her eggs in the unlikeliest of places!
"Why wait for Easter to have an egg hunt? In her debut children's book, cookbook author Golson leads readers on a tour of her Massachusetts home, where one of the chickens is looking for the perfect place to lay eggs. While the other six hens are content to use the henhouse, Tillie tries different spots on for size over the course of a week from the farmhouse porch ('Yuck, this worm is very dry,' muses Tillie, shown pecking at a bootlace) and the breakfast table to the laundry room. 'Where has Tillie laid her egg?' prompts the text on several pages; children will have little trouble accomplishing the implied task. In an added visual treat, the photographed scenes are packed with Golson's own chicken-motif treasures glassware, tins, vintage board games and invite close exploration. Text and photos appear in bordered boxes; these are set against pastel wallpapers with country patterns a pleasant contrast to Fink's crisp photography. At least one hen peeks in on the action on each spread, and the closeup shots of their wide-eyed faces add an unexpectedly funny note. Full of charm. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Snowball is not like the other chickens. Marge, Ginger, Twinkydink, and the others are creatures of habit; they always lay their eggs in the same old boxes. But Snowball sets off each day to do a bit of exploring beyond the henyard -- even inside the farmer's house! She lays her eggs in rather unusual spots, and finds some tasty worms along the way.
The farmhouse is packed with funny, vintage chicken ephemera -- images of chickens and eggs everywhere! Amidst all this, can you spot Snowball's eggs?
About the Author
Terry Blonder Golson is a renowned cookbook author and food columnist, and the very proud keeper of all of the hens featured in her book SNOWBALL LAYS AN EGG, as well as a rabbit and two dogs. She maintains this menagerie in Carlisle, Massachusetts with her husband and two sons, and broadcasts a live feed of all the activity in the henhouse via her website, www.hencam.com. SNOWBALL LAYS AN EGG is Terry Blonder Golsons first book for children.
Ben Fink is an esteemed photographer, whose work has appeared in numerous publications and galleries. He lives and works in New York. SNOWBALL LAYS AN EGG is Ben Finks first book for children. You can learn more about him and his work at his website: www.benfinkphoto.com.