An Extraordinary Egg

An Extraordinary Egg

By Leo Lionni

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780679858409, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Description

Illus. in full color. While taking a walk, three frogs discover what they believe to be a chicken egg and eagerly wait for it to hatch. When a scaly, four-legged creature with a long snoutful of teeth emerges a few days later, the frogs are still convinced it's a chicken and are thrilled to have a new friend. Soon the frogs and "chicken" are inseparable, at least until the day "chicken" finds and returns to her mother...an enormous "hen" who looks suspiciously like an alligator!



About the Author
Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.

"From the Hardcover edition."



Praise For An Extraordinary Egg

"An eggs/rmtraordinary treat from a master storyteller."--School Library Journal.

"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour."--Kirkus.