Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching by Laura Gehl


Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching by Laura Gehl

Peep 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.


Peep and Egg I'm Not Hatching

Kirkus Reviews

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.

About the Author

Laura Gehl is the author of several picture books, including One big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Laura has four children, three of whom waited to hatch until well past forty weeks. She and her family live in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Joyce Wan is the author and illustrator of many popular board books, including You Are My Cupcake and We Belong Together. She is also the illustrator of Sandra J. Howett's Sleepyheads. Joyce lives in New York City.

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40 pages


Laura Gehl
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Publication date

16th February 2016



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