My first criticism of this book would be that it was supplied without an age recommendation, so, upon arrival and a quick glance, discovered that it was definitely unsuitable for our friend's 8 year old, but luckily was perfect for our neighbours 18 month year old (i.e. this is a story either to be read to a toddler 12-24 months), or as an introduction to self-reading for a 2-5yr old. Guidance here would have been helpful, toddlers grow up fast!
OK to the book itself, on the plus points the story is definitely a bit different (about time) and certainly will get the creative, imaginative juices flowing for your toddler (if not the reader - definitely elements of a slightly surreal plot here), the presentation for the price is excellent, good quality paper, well bound, the standard of the drawings is good, but for me there are 100's of well illustrated books out there, the weak point here being that this was just one of them. Nothing really stood out about either the character formations, the backgrounds, the eggs nor the settings. In summary and for the price a good, well presented book which most toddlers will enjoy (our 18 month baby demanded two read through in one session), but nothing too special apart from the well crafted if slightly scrambled story-line.