Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca Dudley

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While walking through the woods, Hank finds an egg all alone on the forest floor. Spotting its home high up in a tree, Hank diligently tries to return the egg to its nest, but is met with failure each time. After keeping the egg warm overnight, he returns to the scene the next morning. To his surprise, he is met by another forest creature. Will they find a way together to see the egg safely home?

Artist Rebecca Dudley crafts each tiny leaf, flower, and creature that appears in Hank's forest in breathtaking detail, bringing the sunlit woods to life. From delicate ferns to the glow of Hank's little campfire, Hank Finds an Egg immerses you in its vivid miniature world.

In this charming tale, told without words, Hank's endearing and genuine kindness will inspire readers young and old alike to believe in themselves and the goodness of others.

Hardcover 40 pages Ages 4 to 8 Full color throughout 10-1/4 high x 8-1/2 wide

About Rebecca Dudley

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Rebecca Dudley is a builder, creator, photographer, and artist. She makes everything that appears in her illustrations—the creatures themselves, trees, leaves, ponds, skies, etc. When not immersed in the world of Storywoods, she runs a small architectural practice. She lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband, John, her dog, JoJo, and her many magical Storywoods characters. Visit her blog at www.storywoods.blogspot.com.
Published June 1, 2013 by Peter Pauper Press. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Dudley has created the artwork for her wordless debut by crafting a small forest creature, setting him in a handmade forest full of cut-out ferns and dead leaves, and then photographing him in various

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Two new books offer interesting perspectives on the finding and keeping and eventual opening of eggs.

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Hank Finds an Egg


"Hank Finds an Egg" by Rebecca Dudley is a wonderfully unique picture book.

Jul 17 2013 | Read Full Review of Hank Finds an Egg

A Patchwork of Books

Published by Peter Pauper Press, a venerable gift book and stationery company that had never before done a children’s book, Hank Finds An Egg is told entirely through a series of luminous photographs of Rebecca’s meticulously constructed dioramas.

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Ansel Adams’s Group f/64 collective], and I’m thinking “I don’t think I want that.” The more I did tiny apertures and long exposures, the more I knew I didn’t want that.

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K-Gr 2—This wordless picture book is set in Dudley's fanciful Storywoods forest. With photographs of dioramas, she tells the story of Hank, a bearlike stuffed animal who finds an egg that has fallen from its nest. He tries various means to return it to the nest but cannot quite reach. A log he ro...

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