An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

Year 1: Amphibians
Throughout our Amphibians topic you will learn about the key features of amphibians, find out what frogs eat and the stages of a frog life cycle. Explore a pond habitat and observe why amphibians live there. Plus much more in this 7 activity topic.

Year 1: Birds
Discover the key features of birds and identify birds in their habitats. Make bird food and collect feathers to make a paintbrush.

Year 1: Reptiles
Discover the key features of reptiles and create a poster. Identify what reptiles eat and use paint to create your own scaled picture. You will also sculpt and paint a clay snake. Plus much more in this 5 activity topic.

Year 1: Seasons
Explore outside through nature hunts, playing outside and painting the weather. Discover how all these activities and more meet the standards set in the national curriculum and learn more about the world all around us. Plus much more in this 9 activity topic.

  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Print length: 36 pages
  • Dimensions: 9 x 11 V
  • Reading age: 5 - 8 years old
  • Publication date: 02/16/2006
  • ISBN: 9780811844284

Sylvia Long

Sylvia is the illustrator of many books for children including the best-selling Sylvia Long's Mother Goose , Hush Little Baby , and Snug As a Bug , all published by Chronicle Books. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona.

Dianna Hutts Aston

Dianna Aston spends a lot of time in her backyard hoping to find new eggs. She often enlists the help of her husband, children, and their assorted pets. She lives in Texas.

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