Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching
Written by Laura Gehl
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Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching by Laura GehlPeep is so excited for Egg to hatch! They are going to have the best time together jumping in the hayloft, riding on the sheep's backs, splashing in puddles, and playing hide-and-seek. If only Egg would just hatch already! But Egg thinks the outside world is too dangerous. Thanks to some nudging from Peep, Egg eventually comes out of her shell and discovers that maybe the world isn't so scary with a friend at her side.
Gehl s just-enough text delivers a spot-on channeling of a coaxing parent and oppositional child, while Wan blends expressive emoji-like characters (even unhatched, Egg has a vividly cranky personality) with ingeniously geometric settings. A scene in which Peep and Egg imagine watching a sunrise together is a marvelous array of shapes and lines.
Charmingly illustrated by Wan with bold strokes and spot-on facial expressions, this picture book is delightful. Gehl has created an appealing duo with the enthusiastic Peep and the lovably neurotic Egg. The constant refrain of I m not hatching will be a winner at storytime. VERDICT A clever way to demonstrate overcoming one s fears.
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16th February 2016
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