An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet


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This stunningly beautiful and wonderfully informative book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston makes for a fascinating introduction to the vast and amazing world of eggs. Featuring poetic text and an elegant design, this acclaimed book teaches children countless interesting facts about eggs. Full of wit and charm, An Egg Is Quiet will at once spark the imagination and cultivate a love of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452131481
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 74,211
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many bestselling books for children. Her detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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An Egg Is Quiet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
copad2thing on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is a great book to teach children the development of the egg. It teaches children how eggs can be different but at the end it gives a little creature growing inside.
mdrumgold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If eggs didn't excite you before, they definetly will after reading this book. Eggs come is different sizes, colors, shapes, and textures. Some eggs are as small as jelly beans and others so big it takes two hands to hold it. Read this book to see how interesting eggs really are.
Jenpark on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is the story of eggs, both animal and insect. There is a poetic story line, which is then embellished with more scientific information. However the best part of this book is the illustrations. They are beautiful, accurately depicting many different kinds of eggs.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aston celebrates the ubiquitous egg while long provides lovely illustrations of eggs from a variety of species. A great introductory science text to help with life cycle units.
missrader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A combination of beautiful illustrations with great information. Describes many different eggs, their different characteristics, and the animals the produce them.
isaacfellows on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a work of art; every page is perfect. I'd use it in concert with an art project exploring patterns and maybe using watercolor and pigmented oil mixtures.
mmsharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book on eggs. Who would have known. Not a lot of children even know there are brown eggs, let alone many other colors and sizes. She does a great job explaining where to find them and where they come from without parents asking questions. Beautifully illustrated!
MargieannVA More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book that really shows and tells about eggs and can be used in school during discussions of birds and/or comparing of animals that hatch from eggs. It gives a fine perspective on different types of eggs and animals that hatch. A great read for one on one time and in a larger group - lends itself to this setting, too.
Anya7 More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book when I was looking for one for our kindergarten class. We have been studying eggs and what things come from eggs. The pictures were beautiful and gave the children much to look at and compare. It could be simple picture gazing for non-readers or reading for beginners or those learning cursive. We enjoyed the book so much I purchased another for my nieces and nephews for Easter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a gorgeous book! And just in time for Easter! From the concise text to the colorful illustrations, this book holds my daughters attenion while teaching us both a thing or two. The naturalistic and realistic approach of the pictures was a refreshing change from the cartoon character filled world that is often pushed on children. We are egggstatic about this eggcellent book!