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An extraordinary egg

by Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999.

Format: Print Book 1994
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 19 of 21 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Head Start - General Shelves PICTURE qj Fic Lionni,
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB LIONNI Leo
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E LIO
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj Fic Lionni,
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj Fic Lionni,
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CLP - Woods Run Children's Picture Books qj Fic Lionni,
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC LIONNI
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Lionni
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Summary
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 creature, 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 eggs traordinary treat from a master storyteller."-- SLJ

"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour."-- Kirkus
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. Jessica the frog discovers an egg, which her frog friend Marilyn identifies as a ~chicken egg. A baby alligator hatches out, but the frogs continue to call it a chicken. When Jessica helps the "little chicken" find his mother, she's amused when the mother calls him "my sweet little alligator." It's not much of a story, but preschoolers who are old enough to know their alligators from their chickens will enjoy being in on the joke. Lionni's collages of cut papers, shaded with crayons or oil pastels, make distinctive double-page spreads that show up well at a distance, and the text is clearly written. A mildly appealing animal tale for Lionni fans. ~--Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "``On Pebble Island, there lived three frogs: Marilyn, August, and one who was always somewhere else.'' Like the amiable animals in Lionni's previous, inimitable fables, these anthropomorphized amphibians have a quiet but memorable adventure. In the spotlight is the roving frog, Jessica, who is ``full of wonder,'' and proclaims everything she finds--even common pebbles--``extraordinary.'' When she comes across a stone that is ``perfect, white like the snow and round like the full moon on a midsummer night,'' she lugs it home, whereupon Marilyn, ``who knew everything about everything,'' announces that it is a chicken egg. ``I was right! It is a chicken!'' she exclaims smugly when the egg hatches and a baby alligator emerges. Kids will giggle at the frogs' repeated references to the friendly newborn as ``the chicken.'' They'll be even more tickled when the frogs chuckle at the ``mother chicken'' who, finally reunited with her offspring, greets her ``sweet little alligator.'' ``What a silly thing to say!'' concludes the omniscient Marilyn. In his 40th book, Lionni is in typically fine form. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Frogs -- Fiction.
Alligators -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Knopf :1994
Distributed by Random House,
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 0679858407 (trade)
0679958401 (lib. bdg.)
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