An Extraordinary Egg

An Extraordinary Egg

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Random House, Inc.
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 eggstraordinary treat from a master storyteller."—SLJ

"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour."—Kirkus

Baker & Taylor
Jessica the frog befriends the animal that hatches from an egg she brought home, thinking it is a chicken.

& Taylor

Three frogs stumble upon a large white egg that they are convinced is a chicken egg, but they are in for a rude awakening when the "chicken" hatches and meets her mother, who looks an awful lot like an alligator

Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780679858409
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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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:

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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