An Extraordinary Egg

An Extraordinary Egg

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Illus. in full color. While taking a walk, three frogs discover what they
believe to be a chicken egg and eagerly wait for it to hatch. When a scaly,
four-legged creature with a long snoutful of teeth emerges a few days later,
the frogs are still convinced it's a chicken and are thrilled to have a new
friend. Soon the frogs and "chicken" are inseparable, at least until the day
"chicken" finds and returns to her mother...an enormous "hen" who looks
suspiciously like an alligator! "An "eggs/rmtraordinary treat from a master
storyteller."--School Library Journal." "Just the thing to lighten up a
picture-book hour."-- "Kirkus."
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 175.26 x 232.66 x 2.79mm | 86.18g
  • Random House USA Children's Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0679893857
  • 9780679893851
  • 36,502

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Review quote

"An eggs-traordinary treat from a master storyteller." --School Library Journal (Starred Review) "Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Kids will giggle at the frogs' repeated references to the friendly newborn as `the chicken.' They'll be even more tickled when the frogs chuckle at the `mother chicken' who, finally reunited with her offspring, greets her `sweet little alligator' . . . In his 40th book, Lionni is in typically fine form." --Publisher's Weekly
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About Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators' Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as "a master of the simple fable" by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.
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Rating details

832 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 34% (280)
4 40% (335)
3 22% (185)
2 3% (27)
1 1% (5)
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