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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!
All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. When Duck finds an egg of his own to look after he's delighted: it's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed - and everyone's in for a big surprise when it finally hatches. With lots of split pages that allow the visual jokes to unfold, The Odd Egg is another witty and lively book from award-winning creator, Emily Gravett. A beautifully illustrated and cleverly formatted tale with a surprise ending that's bound to ruffle some feathers!
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
Publication date: 25/08/2016
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||25th August 2016|
|Publisher:||Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors. Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for ...More About Emily Gravett