When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward

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One cold winter day, Blue returns to her nest to find something wonderful: Egg! Or rather a snowball she mistakes for an egg. Blue puts Egg in a pail and sets off to look for Egg's mother. But as the winter winds down and the temperature goes up, Blue is in for a sad surprise. Not to worry, though. In this sweet story of friendship, even snowmelt grows into something beautiful.

With her intricate cut-paper illustrations, Lindsay Ward perfectly captures her lovable characters and their world in this unforgettable, heartwarming tale.
 

About Lindsay Ward

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Lindsay Ward (www.lindsaymward.com) was born and raised in California and received her BA from Syracuse University. She is now a cut-paper artist living and working in Peninsula, Ohio.
 
Published February 2, 2012 by Dial Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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(Spoiler: Egg melts, the bucket crashes to the ground below, Blue sees a puddle with a pink flower in it and thinks Egg has bloomed.) For a more gruesome story of “egg loss,” see Mini Grey’s Egg Drop (2009).

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Two new picture books anticipate the arrival of sunshine and blue skies.

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Publishers Weekly

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A foldout bird’s-eye view of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge—rendered in an airy cut-paper composition that features scraps of test answer sheets and a New York City map—is a highlight of Ward’s (Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon) story about a kindhearted, stocking-capped bird.

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Thus begins a series of sweet and quirky adventures set against the backdrop of Central Park and New York City in 'When Blue Met Egg,' a new picture book by author/illustrator Lindsay Ward that was released on Feb. 2.

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