An Extraordinary Egg

An Extraordinary Egg

Book - 1994
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This egg-splosive tale of mistaken identity from Caldecott winner Leo Lionni is perfect for springtime reading and frog fans everywhere!

For three frogs, an ordinary day on Pebble Island becomes extraordinary when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. Although they've never seen a chicken egg, they're sure that's what this is. So, when the egg hatches and out crawls a long, green, scaly, four-legged creatured, they naturally call it...a chicken!

Leo Lionni's colorful animal fable--one of his simplest and funniest--features a hilarious case of mistaken identity that's an utter delight.


"An eggs traordinary treat from a master storyteller."-- SLJ

"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour."-- Kirkus
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1994
ISBN: 9780679858409
0679858407
Branch Call Number: LIO
Characteristics: unpaged

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SCL_Preschool Mar 11, 2015

A charming classic! Funny and engaging - great for older preschoolers/early elementary.

mitchlund Jul 30, 2013

My 2.5 and 4.5 both liked it. House favorite for weeks. She got the joke more than he did (she is older) but they cracked up at the end. We talked about it to understand it better. Her class liked it and I passed on this resource: http://philosophyforchildren.blogspot.com/2012/02/extraordinary-egg.html

DaytonMuse Sep 12, 2012

My three-year-old was unimpressed with this one, maybe reading it once. She didn't seem to get the joke of the book, or at least didn't think the joke funny. Lionni has better work.

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