Synopses & Reviews
Jennifer K. Mann was an architect before turning to childrens books full time. Two Speckled Eggs is the first book that she has written and illustrated. She lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, children, cats, dogs, and chickens.
About the Author
A birthday party sets the scene in this sweet and relatable story for anyone whos ever been the odd girl out.
Its Gingers birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Lyla isnt like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesnt talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Gingers party doesnt go quite the way shed hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver and gold birthday cake — except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present — a tiny homemade nest with two delicious malted-milk eggs — Ginger begins to wonder: is being different really such a bad thing?