Publication Date: March 1, 2002
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With unique mixed-media illustrations, Mary Newell DePalma brings to life this world populated by quirky animals and stylish hats, and together art and text reveal the merits and rewards of patience and perseverance.
Mary Newell DePalma's illustrations have appeared in newspapers, books, and magazines. Some of her assignments have involved drawing giraffes, cans of shrimp, mice, matchsticks, and pork chops. The Strange Egg is the first children's book that she has both written and illustrated. She lives in Boston with her husband and their two children.
"Blackaby and DePalma cap this comical caper with a pleasing set of solutions. All i all, simply fedorable." Publishers Weekly
"...the understated humor of both text and illustrations is surprising and effective." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"The text is clearly written in short sentences with good pacing for reading aloud...The book is beautifully designed." School Library Journal