Amazon Price. Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. Welcome back. She and I particularly enjoyed that this book showed eggs from birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and even from insects, and she was very impressed with the page that showed the development of a chicken, grasshopper, and salmon embryo. We also discovered that eggs can be laid by a wide variety of animals! I love this book for the beautiful illustrations and the provocative statements that make readers think about eggs in a whole new way. Far from being encyclopedic, however, it manages to deliver these facts in a loose narrative s. This artistic and poetic contribution to the world of children’s non-fiction picture books stands apart as a thoughtfully crafted work itself. An Egg is Quiet is a rich natural history picture book, celebrating diversity by showcasing over sixty eggs from birds, fish, reptiles, insects and more. She even writes about how they are artistic! My mind, of its own accord, kept wandering northward, to a wilderness of snow and ice, the Arctic. The subject field is required. All rights reserved. . on top of its father's feet . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Between the Lions The Problem with Chickens An Egg Is Quiet We follow the eggs through the embryo development phase for a chicken, salmon, frog and lacewing (I think it was). An Egg Is Quiet: (Picture Book, Kids Book about Eggs) (Nature Books) [Aston, Dianna Hutts, Long, Sylvia] on Amazon.com. :-) More illustrations to pour over. And I love the illustrations! This video segment provides a resource for Text … An egg is quiet, colorful, shapely, clever, artistic, textured, and giving. This picture book has the most beautiful illustrations of eggs I've ever seen. They are important in our diets for providing nutrition for us and the developing chick (excellent source of protein, iron, and phosphorous; yolk-rich source of Vitamins A, D, and B [little or no … "Then, suddenly, an egg is noisy. I enjoyed this factual book on eggs. 0 with reviews - Be the first. Her incorporation of information follows the natural flow of her nonfiction plot line. The E-mail Address(es) you entered is(are) not in a valid format. There is enough "story" through the consistency of the poem, repeating the "An egg is..." for various aspects, such as "Quiet" or "Smooth" etc. Though it is informational, it reads almost like poetry - Dianna Aston writes about how how eggs sound, where they are found, what colors they are, what shapes and sizes you'll find. We’d love your help. This book was one of the winners of the 2007 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. This artistic and poetic contribution to the world of children’s non-fiction picture books stands apart as a thoughtfully crafted work itself. The illustrations are meticulous and amazing. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle. Admittedly, if you are not the kind who likes to read labels out loud (think Richard Scarry) you might dislike it... every egg is labelled with species as it appears. The illustrations were magnificent. She and I particularly enjoyed that this book showed eggs from birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and even from insects, and she was very impressed with the page that showed the development of a chicken, grasshopper, and salmon embryo. The E-mail message field is required. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address(es). But there's ample room for shared reading, with the early reader reading the text itself and the parent reading the labels. Warm. This book will appeal to the science-minded as well as the artistic child. Copyright © 2001-2020 OCLC. Readers will be especially delighted with the hand-painted watercolor illustrations suggestive of a naturalist’s field rendering. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Incredible! I think that experience is part of why it has always been my favorite color. A child at the ages of 5 to 6 years old would need help pronouncing the many different names of this book so that is why I had to knock a point of my rating. The characters of the book in this case it would be the eggs are very different from each other while some eggs are hard other eggs are soft. "An Egg Is Quiet," is an informational book about all different types of eggs. An Egg is Quiet is a rich natural history picture book, celebrating diversity by showcasing over sixty eggs from birds, fish, reptiles, insects and more. 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