The Odd Egg: Emily Gravett
by Emily Gravett
Reading level: Ages 3 – 7
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (January 27, 2009)
Yay! This is so much fun.The illustrations are soft and earthy, and are very comical. The story begins like this: All of the birds laid an egg. All except for Duck. No one likes to feel left-out, so Duck finds himself an egg. While Duck believes his egg is beautiful, the other birds do not. Emily Gravett has ingeniously used the art of cut pages to give a brilliant visual unraveling effect to watch all of the eggs begin to hatch one by one. Of course Duck’s egg is the last to hatch. The clincher is in the ending, and I really can’t spoil it for you. But let me tell you this, I always enjoy Emily Gravett’s books and I think you will too. This book is sure to add much happiness to any story time.