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An Egg Is Quiet (Nature Books) Kindle Edition
The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.
"Worthy successor to Ruth Heller's Chickens Aren't The Only Ones (1981), this engrossing album pairs images of dozens of precisely detailed eggs and their diverse wild parents to basic facts presented in neatly hand-lettered lines. Nearly all depicted actual size (and those that aren't, are consistently so labeled), Long's eggs look real enough to pick up, whether placed in natural settings or suspended on white pages. All, whether from birds, insects, reptiles, fish or amphibians, are not only identified, but Aston adds both topical phrases-"Eggs come in different sizes"-to each spread and, usually, memorably presented additional facts: "An ostrich egg can weigh as much as 8 pounds. It's so big and so round, it takes two hands to hold one egg." A delight for budding naturalists of all stripes, flecks, dots and textures." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"The succinct text will draw young fact hounds, particularly fans of Steve Jenkins' Biggest, Strongest, Fastest 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." -Booklist
"An exceptionally handsome book...A beautiful guide to the unexpected panoply of 'the egg'." -School Library Journal--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B00EB2Q5NY
- Publisher : Chronicle Books LLC; Library Binding edition (August 20, 2013)
- Publication date : August 20, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 4804 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 36 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #791,049 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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