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Hattie Peck by Emma Levey

Hattie Peck, by Emma Levey | Book Review

The Children’s Book Review | April 13, 2016

Hattie Peck by Emma LeveyHattie Peck

Written and Illustrated by Emma Levey

Age Range: 3-6 years

Hardcover Book: 32 pages

Publisher: Sky Pony Press

ISBN: 978-1-63450-170-5

What to expect: Animals, Adventure, Family

This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for introducing the concept of family, however they begin.

Hattie Peck is a chicken who loves eggs more than anything. But Hattie only had one egg, and it never hatched. She sets off on an adventure around the globe to look for all of the Earth’s forgotten eggs. She flies over vibrant cities. She swims to the depths of the ocean. She goes spelunking in deep dark caves, all for the sake of finding abandoned eggs to make her very own. And Hattie is lucky – she finds all sorts of eggs, big and small, to rescue. Sitting on so many eggs is a hard job, but Hattie is happy to do it. Then, surprise! Out pop dozens of new babies of every species, ready to be loved by Hattie Peck. This very special chicken gets her wish after all.

The narrative and word choice are perfectly balanced for little ones. No words are too big, but there is enough challenge for even more advanced readers. The illustrations are vibrant and engaging. Children will love to point out the different destinations of Hattie Peck, and help her find the egg on the page. Best of all, Hattie has the sweet well-deserved ending everyone can appreciate. This is a great story for adoptive families or those struggling with infertility. Hattie Peck proves that there is more than enough love to go around, and any way to make a family is a great one.

Highly recommended for preschoolers and kindergartners.

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About Emma Levey

Emma Levey works in everything from print and gouache, to photography and 3-D. Emma is based in a teeny, tiny village called Llancarfan, in the south of Wales.

Hattie Peck, written by Emma Levey, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like Hattie Peck by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Animal Books, and Picture Books.

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Denise Mealy is a former web content provider who stays at home to change diapers and write books. Her days are filled with Word documents, books and sloppy kisses (from dogs and baby alike). She likes to read, cook, dance, travel and forward pictures of spam sculptures to friends. If she could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, it would be a toss up between J.K. Rowling and Jane Austen. They would probably eat pasta. Yes, definitely pasta. For more information, visit: www.dccmealy.com You can also find her on Twitter: @dccmealy

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