March 11, 2016

The extraordinary egg

Egg: Nature's Perfect Package
by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page

Husband-and-wife team Jenkins and Page are among the best at creating stellar nonfiction for young readers.  Both are excellent graphic artists as seen in Jenkins' distinctive illustrations and the bright, clean formats that are their books' trademark. Here they present intriguing facts about eggs - where animals lay them and how they carry, protect, and incubate them. Many eggs are shown at actual size, others by silhouettes; plus a cutaway series of a chicken and alligator egg showing the developing embryo.

A winning picture book that is highly recommended.

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