Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the best-selling Library Lion comes a funny, heartfelt new picture book about embracing the unusual, green scales and all.
Sallys class is doing a science project, and Mrs. Henshaw is handing out eggs for hatching. "Mine looks different," says Sally. When Sallys egg cracks, what emerges is something green and scaly with big yellow eyes. Argus isnt like the other chicks: he isnt small and fuzzy, and he doesnt like seeds and bugs. Hed rather eat other chicks (or children, as he grows even bigger). Watching the other kids playing with their identical chicks, Sally wonders, would she be better off without Argus? With sly humor and a subtle tug at the heartstrings, Michelle Knudsen hatches a story about learning not just to tolerate, but to love what is different, while Andréa Wessons endearing illustrations bring the tale to life with quirky details and offbeat charm.
With sly humor and a subtle tug at the heartstrings, Knudson ("The Library Lion") hatches a story about learning not just tolerate, but to love what is different. Full color.
About the Author
Michelle Knudsen is the author of the New York Times best-selling picture book Library Lion, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, as well as the middle-grade fantasy The Dragon of Trelian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Andréa Wesson has illustrated several books for children, including two middle-grade novels about Evangeline Mudd by David Elliott. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.