THE EGG BOOK by Jack Kent


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On bright, simply designed pages that make this look better than many of Kent's picture books, a hen who has observed a companion proudly hatch a chick searches for an egg to sit on herself -- but accidentally hatches a turtle, an alligator and an ostrich before she at last settles on the appropriate egg. It could be seen as the flip side of Eastman's Are You My Mother? except that the total absence of words rules out the Eastman's easy reader utility and the scenes of reptile mothers collecting their babies teaches a natural science lesson that will only have to be unlearned.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1975
Publisher: Macmillan