The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
  

The Odd Egg

Written by Emily Gravett

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Winner of the 2009 Best Illustrated Book Awards.

Witty, stylish and surprising, The Odd Egg is a jewel of a book. All the birds have laid an egg – except for duck. How smug the chicken, the flamingo, the owl and the parrot are as they tend their precious eggs. But then Duck finds an egg, a very special egg with big green spots on it. Duck thinks it is the most beautiful egg in the world: the other birds do not! But, when all the eggs hatch – and Duck’s comes last of all – it turns out his egg is very special after all…There is no doubt about who gets the last laugh and readers of all ages will love the surprise!

Synopsis

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett

Duck is delighted to find an egg of his own to look after. It's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's very odd indeed - and everyone's in for a big surprise when it finally hatches.

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Full of wit and detail... if you're only going to buy one book for your two-year-old, make sure it is Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg. Telegraph Egg stories do not come much better than Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg... exquisitely expressive. The Times Gravett has an extraordinary ability to convey a world of expression with the simplest stroke of her brush... just exquisite. Bookseller On no account cheat with this book! The surprise ending will delight again and again Guardian A charming tale Observer Another triumph for Gravett Sunday Times

About the Author

Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.

Emily Gravett is an author/illustrator of exceptional talent. Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, her sharp wit and seemingly effortless drawing have created such brilliant picture books as Wolves, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their two dogs, Otto and Edith.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett’s distinctive illustrations are always full of wit bringing the unexpected into stories and injecting them all with delightful humour. There’s magic in Spells as a frog turns himself into a handsome prince – well, almost!, excellent advice for rabbits on how to spot the danger of wolves in Wolves, lots of useful tips on how to be braver than you feel in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, a thoughtful exploration of how home often turns out to be best despite feelings of wanderlust in Meerkat Mail, a celebration of exuberant movement in Monkey and Me and a fresh and delightful look at Dogs.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 2

Author

Emily Gravett
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Author's Website

www.emilygravett.com/

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th March 2009

ISBN

9781509836239

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