Zinnia and Dot by Lisa Campbell Ernst

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Meet Zinnia and Dot--two plump, self-satisfied hens who bicker constantly about the quality of their eggs. Whose are more lustrous, shapely, smooth? Their rivalry rages until a weasel bursts in and steals the eggs--all but one, a particularly prime specimen. Just in time, they realize they've got to stick together to protect their prized egg. Full color.
 

About Lisa Campbell Ernst

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Lisa Campbell Ernst was born during 1957 in Bartlesville, OK and is currently a resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She is known for self illustrating her own titles as well as for other authors. Awards include the Children's Choice Award in Kansas.
 
Published October 7, 1992 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With poor grace, Dot and Zinnia squeeze together into one nest, brooding and maintaining ``an icy silence.'' Only after the weasel tries to eat them too, and they fight him off together, do they relax their antagonism and share their triumph--as well as the chick that hatches immediately thereaft...

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When a hungry and mischievous weasel disrupts the coop, leaving only a solitary egg in his wake, Zinnia and Dot must put their cackling aside and decide what is best for their offspring.

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Two rival hens must put aside their differences to solve a problem;

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