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By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet and simple tale of hatching, flying, and friendship.

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age 2+

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age 2+


It's like a very beginning graphic novel in design. Charming and accessible to very young kids. This was probably my son's all time favorite book as a toddler (from about 20 mo on). Nothing in it is beyond the comprehension of a little toddler, so not sure why it's rated 4+.

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This masterful book with pastel eggs and matching baby birds -- and a surprise baby crocodile -- will appeal to very young readers who will clamor to reread it. Egg showcases what author/illustrator Kevin Henkes does best: create a simple book that's also powerful and meaningful. Kids will have fun chiming in with isolated, repeated words such as "waiting" and "peck-peck-peck" and will identify with the young animals looking for friendship and fun. The end, in which a peach-colored sun evolves into an egg and a matching-colored bird is seen flying off, is odd enough to tickle young brains and stoke the fires of wonder.

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