RECHENKA'S EGGS by Patricia Polacco

RECHENKA'S EGGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Babushka always wins first prize for her beautifully painted eggs at the Easter Festival in Moskva (Moscow). But this year she takes in a wounded wild goose (Rechenka); and when Rechenka regains her strength, she flaps about and breaks a winter's work. Magically, she lays a dozen perfectly decorated replacements and then flies away--leaving a final egg to hatch and provide Babushka with companionship. The array of beautiful egg designs is the best feature of this slight story; in addition, Polacco employs a variety of artistic styles in uneasy juxtaposition--decorative fabrics and peasant designs, Babushka's face in expressive grisaille, cartoon-like reindeer. Seasonally useful, but not a strong offering.
Pub Date: April 5th, 1988
ISBN: 0399215018
Page count: 42pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1988




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