The Helium Egg (Paperback)

By Eleanor A. Hutton (Illustrator), E. Dorinda Shelley

Prgott Books, 9780578055046, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2010

List Price: 12.95*
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A little black hen finds a soft blue egg, which rapidly expands and starts to float. All the barnyard animals, including ducks, geese, donkeys, sheep, cats, dogs, and peacocks are needed to sit on the egg to weigh it down and keep it inside the barn. What hatches is a surprise to the animals and the reader. The book stimulates the imagination of children and shows the benefits of working together, even though the animals are very different from one another.

About the Author

Dr. Shelley is a retired dermatologist. She grew up in Missouri, spending weekends on a farm with friendly horses. She, her husband, and three children lived for many years on a "farmette" in NW Ohio, surrounded by many of the animals in this story. This is the first in a series of books she has written and Eleanor Hutton has illustrated.