The Odd Egg

Recently, we took Emily Gravett‘s The Odd Egg on a long car trip, and this short re-imagining of the classic toddler tale Are You My Mother? held up to a surprising number of readings, both for me and for James. Part of the appeal is certainly the lovely colored pencil illustrations and the fold-out pages of cracking eggs that reveal baby birds of different species: robins and owls as well as flamingos and parrots. But this is also a very funny book with a surprise ending and sound effects. Whether there’s a moral or not is a matter of interpretation. Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: four jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on July 26, 2010.

3 Responses to “The Odd Egg”

  1. Read The New York Times review here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/books/review/Posesorski-t.html?_r=1&ref=childrens_books
    Enjoy!

  2. […] By the same author-illustrator as The Odd Egg, Emily Gravett‘s Spells is a wonderfully inventive twist on mix-and-match cut pages books […]

  3. […] By the same author-illustrator as Spells, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, and The Odd Egg, Emily Gravett‘s The Rabbit Problem takes an inventive look at numbers […]

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