GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSIDE THIS EGG by Mia Posada

GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSIDE THIS EGG

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Posada again succeeds in bringing science to kids in this amazing treasure trove of information and beautiful collage art that’s wrapped up in a guessing game. Brief rhyming text and a zoomed-in picture of each egg provide readers with clues as to what is growing inside. The next spread provides the answer, a more wide-angle look at the animals, and a paragraph of interesting information about the species (e.g., what they eat, how they get around, what their habitat is like and whether they depend on their parents for nurturing). Featured are birds, reptiles, an arachnid and a mollusk (fish, insects and monotremes are also oviparous). Backmatter includes pages comparing all the eggs at actual size and a look inside a duck egg as the baby develops. Posada’s artwork lends texture and movement to the pages—readers can almost feel the downy softness of the duck’s breast and the rough scales on the baby alligators. This is wonderful for sharing on its own, but will be especially embraced by elementary educators. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-8225-6192-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Millbrook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2007




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