Co-Author & Co-Illustrators: Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet
This book is not like other books. This is a book that even the smallest children can read. This is a book which will stretch your imagination, celebrate difference and fire up your storytelling brain. This is a book with just one word… Egg.
Every egg knows the standard egg-shape: a pointy head and a big bottom. But then one day someone different turns up and they’ve got a big head and a pointy bottom. They couldn’t be an… egg, could they? Perhaps if they stand upside down? Or put a hat on? Or maybe this new friend might just be able to show them all what it really means to be an egg…
This book is all about the illustrations. I love how the pictures explain the situation so perfectly in a non-verbal way that makes this book so accessible to children of all ages and ability.
Sue and Paul have created fun scenes that are easy for children to narrate. They’ve used the word “egg” to the fullest and you’ll find yourself speaking in funny voices.
My favourite spread was this one. A bouncing egg-fest celebrating of diversity.
I wasn’t sure what my two-and-a-half-year-old would make of this book… she LOVES it. In fact, it’s become one of her go-to books over the past few weeks. She picked up on the egg being “upside down” straight away and she loves that she is able to tell us the story. Who knew a book with just one word could tell such a playful story of friendship and acceptance! This would make a lovely unique Easter gift.
Publication date: 5 March 2020
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion.