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An Egg Is Quiet: (Picture Book, Kids Book about Eggs) (Nature Books)
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    From School Library Journal
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    Kindergarten-Grade 2–An exceptionally handsome book on eggs, from the delicate ova of the green lacewing to
    the rosy roe of the Atlantic salmon to the mammoth bulk of an ostrich egg. Aston's simple, readable text celebrates
    their marvelous diversity, commenting on size, shape, coloration, and where they might be found. The author occasionally
    attributes sensibilities to eggs (An egg is clever, for example). Still, her quiet descriptions of egg engineering and
    embryo development (no mention of mating) are on the mark, and are beautifully supported by Long's splendid watercolor
    depictions of a wide variety of eggs. (One teeny carp–Steller's jays are not spelled with an ar, though they are stellar
    performers when wheedling for your lunch at a campsite!) A beautiful guide to the unexpected panoply of the
    egg.–Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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    PreS-Gr. 2. This beautifully illustrated introduction to eggs resembles pages drawn from a naturalist's
    diary. The text, scrolled out in elegant brown ink, works on two levels. Larger print makes simple observations that,
    read together, sound almost like poetry: "An egg is quiet. . . . An egg is colorful. An egg is shapely." On each spread,
    words in smaller print match up with illustrations to offer more facts about bird and fish eggs across the animal
    spectrum. The illustrations are too detailed for read-alouds, but there's a great deal here to engage children up close.
    The succinct text will draw young fact hounds, particularly fans of Steve Jenkins' Biggest, Strongest, Fastest (1995)
    and his similar titles. Long's illustrations are elegant and simple, and the gallery of eggs, as brilliantly colored and
    polished as gems, will inspire kids to marvel at animals' variety and beauty. A spread showing X-ray views of young
    embryos growing into animal young makes this a good choice for reinforcing concepts about life cycles. Gillian Engberg
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