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An Extraordinary Egg

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An Extraordinary Egg

By Leo Lionni

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

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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Description
Caldecott winner Leo Lionni's hilarious fable of mistaken identity
For three frogs, an ordinary day on Pebble Island becomes extraordinary when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. Although they've never seen a chicken egg, they're sure that's what this is. So, when the egg hatches and out crawls a long, green, scaly, four-legged creatured, they naturally call it...a chicken
Leo Lionni's colorful animal fable--one of his simplest and funniest--features a hilarious case of mistaken identity that's an utter delight.

"An eggstraordinary treat from a master storyteller."--SLJ
"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour."--Kirkus



About the Author
Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators' Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as "a master of the simple fable" by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.


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.  

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