An Egg Is Quiet

Posted on Nov 3, 2009 in Reading | 0 comments

An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet

Having recently stumbled on this fabulous book, I decided to add a reading section for sharing the standouts from my trips to the library with Rain. The art in An Egg is Quiet is absolutely stunning. The text is simple but softly poetic, like a lullaby. It wasn’t too dense: easy to read before bed after a long night when I am often dissuaded by books with too much text. Rain loved all the lovely labelled eggs and even I learned things I hadn’t known before. I loved that the book drew parallels between bird eggs, fish eggs, reptile eggs and showcased nature’s beauty so artfully. Though the text was definitely worthwhile, An Egg is Quiet is really amazing for the pictures. I was transfixed by this book.

There is a sister book called A Seed is Sleepy which we’ve put a hold on at the library and not yet received. Can’t wait to check that one out too. It looks to be equally lovely. Check out this info page on the two books from Chronicle. The books have received many many well-deserved awards which are listed on this page if you’re interested and there is also a free teacher’s guide that you can download to expand on the books.

Inside:
An Egg is Colorful

An Egg is Colorful

By Dianna Aston
Illustrated by Sylvia Long
Chronicle Books

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