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An extraordinary egg

by Lionni, Leo, 1910-1999,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Unavailable 0 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Reader IN TRANSIT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Reader
Leo Lionni's popular story about an alligator who gets confused with a chicken is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book--perfect for children who are ready to read on their own!
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
Series Step into reading.
Subjects Frogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Alligators -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Frogs -- Fiction.
Alligators -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Audience Grades 1-3; F&P text level: L.
Language English
Description 39 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9780385755474
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