An Egg Is Quiet

Aston, Dianna Hutts

Book - 2006
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
An Egg Is Quiet
Introduces readers to more than 60 types of eggs and an array of egg facts.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2006
ISBN: 0811844285
Branch Call Number: j 591.4 A856e 2006
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Sylvia Illustrator


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Beautiful illustrations and somewhat difficult fonts (for emerging readers) make this book a better read aloud choice than an independent selection. An admirable look at defining characteristics--tactile and more abstract--of a natural object.

An egg is... so many things. Aston uses a very brief primary text to describe the basic characteristics of eggs--they are quiet, warm, shapely. A second level of information is conveyed through additional details provided in small print and in the accompanying ink and watercolor illustrations. -

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Oct 23, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A beautiful picture book to pore over.

Nov 04, 2009
  • Kuma rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an absolutely gorgeous book and perfect for any study about eggs. And an excellent book to supplement those egg decorating times of the year ;-)


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Oct 23, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Eggs from all egg-layers and what hatches out are part of this gorgeous, lyrical book. Details of the beauty of eggs, chicks, and baby critters. Egg shape & color are briefly discussed.


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