Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer K. Mann

Two Speckled Eggs

Written by Jennifer K. Mann
Illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann


Two Speckled Eggs by Jennifer K. Mann

A birthday party sets the scene in this sweet and relatable story for anyone who's ever been the odd girl out. It's Ginger's birthday, and she has to invite all the girls in her class to her party, including Lyla Browning. Even though she doesn't want to! Lyla isn't like the other girls: she smells like old leaves, doesn't talk much, and once brought a tarantula to school for show-and-tell. On the day of the party, Lyla is much earlier than everyone else. But even after the others arrive, Ginger's party doesn't go quite the way she'd hoped: some of the girls change the rules to the games, and no one likes her silver-and-gold birthday cake - except Lyla. By the time Lyla gives Ginger her present - a tiny homemade nest with two delicious caramel-cream eggs - Ginger begins to wonder: is being different really such a bad thing?

About the Author

Jennifer K. Mann used to be an architect before turning to children's books full time. Two Speckled Eggs is the first book that she has written and illustrated. She lives on an island near Seattle with her husband, children, cats, dogs and chickens.

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32 pages


Jennifer K. Mann
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th March 2014



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