- Board book: 14 pages
- Publisher: Two Hoots; Reprints edition (4 Feb. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0230750486
- ISBN-13: 978-0230750487
- Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 0.9 x 14.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Odd Egg Board book – Illustrated, 4 Feb 2011
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If you're only going to buy one book for your two-year-old, make sure it is Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg. (Daily Telegraph)
Egg stories do not come much better than Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg . . . exquisitely expressive. (The Times)
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)
Emily Gravett's gorgeous story in an eggcellent board book format!See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
A smashing Easter present - or a eggscellent choise for any time of year.
It was that time of year - all the other birds save for Duck had produced an egg. Luckily Duck found one.. For an egg it was quite unusual; the other birds thought it very odd and said it would never hatch. Nonetheless, Duck thought it the most beautiful egg he had ever seen.
Although it took some doing he sat on the egg and even proceeded to do some knitting for the blessed event. The other birds' eggs eventually cracked, the owl's and the chicken's but still nothing for Duck. At last Duck's egg began to creak then crack until out popped a surprise.
Ingeniously cut pages allow youngsters to follow the egg's progress to a humorous finish that will undoubtedly result in laughter as well as questions.
- Gail Cooke
I was not sure how politically correct the message was. After reading it a couple of times, it grew on me and started making sense. My sense.
Definetely not just one more book.
My almost two year old got addicted to it. Very clever format. She wanted to hear and see the eggs crack/ hatch one after the other again and again.
You should choose it if you are looking for something original and fun for your child.
I have loved the aestetics of this book.
If you like this I would also recommend 'Monkey and Me' great stories before bed from 14 months onwards I'd say - and then when they can read I think they will enjoy them even more!
Duck was the only bird that hadn’t laid an egg so he found one. It had green spots and he loved it. But all the other birds didn’t like his egg. The one day all the other eggs hatched except ducks egg. Duck waited until a crocodile came out and went snap!
Early Years Teachers - This book proved to be an invaluable resource on my teaching placements. This is a great book with a good story line. It is so versatile and can be enjoyed by many ages. It is really easy to engage with as there are so many possible themes in the story which can be explored to a suitable depth dependent on the children's ages.
Themes: easter eggs, celebrations, life cycles and habitats.
- Children could do egg decorating for real, on the computer or on paper
- Children could look at different types of eggs there can be
- Children can look at the different ways an egg can be cooked and talk about whether they like the taste of them or not
- Children can learn about the baby animals that come out of eggs
- Children can discuss a time when they had to wait a long time for something to happen e.g. mum having baby
Would recommend to any early years teacher or parent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great illustrations!!!lots of fun ---kids will love the endingPublished 10 months ago by mimi jonas
I loved it at first sight, when I saw it in a book-shop window. Next day I bought it as a gift. Unfortunately I only bought one, so since then I have tried to get another copy. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ingigerð á Trøðni
Borrowed from library first for my three year old but he kept reading it over and over and it was a firm favourite for my teenagers to read to him as well, so decided to buy it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mrs. P. Van Hemert
Interesting concept. It is more for the illustrations then the story itself. Very suitable to build on the child's imagination. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dancer In The Storm
Must have read this book to my 4 year old granddaughter 100 times! She loves all the Emily Gravett books.Published 17 months ago by Barbara, Liverpool