An Egg Is Quiet by Sylvia Long,Sylvia (ILT) Long Dianna Hutts Aston

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Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder. 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.

About Sylvia Long,Sylvia (ILT) Long Dianna Hutts Aston

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Dianna Aston spends a lot of time in her backyard hoping to find new eggs. She often enlists the help of her husband, children, and their assorted pets. She lives in Texas. Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many books for children including the best-selling Sylvia Long's Mother Goose , Hush Little Baby , and Snug As a Bug , all published by Chronicle Books. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona.
Published August 20, 2013 by Chronicle Books Llc.
Genres: Young Adult.

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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.

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Like the subject matter it describes, this book packages with understated elegance the substantive matter found within it. "An egg is quiet. It sits there, under its mother's feathers... on

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An Egg is Quiet is a glorious feast for the eyes.

Jun 21 2007 | Read Full Review of An Egg Is Quiet

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