You Can't Lay an Egg If You're an Elephant (Hardcover)

By Fred Ehrlich, Amanda Haley (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, 9781609051433, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2011



You can't lay an egg if you're an elephant! So how are baby elephants born? What about baby penguins or baby chickens? Do they come from eggs? What about humans? This informative text examines the difference between animals that lay eggs and animals that give birth to live babies. Each chapter describes how different kinds of animals are born and is accompanied by humorous poems and whimsical artwork that make learning biology fun for young readers.

About the Author

Fred Ehrlich, a pediatrician and child psychiatrist, has spent dozens of years advising families on the emotional and physical care of young children. He is the author of many highly acclaimed children's books.

Amanda Haley holds a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their golden retriever, Sally.