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The Odd Egg

Illustrated by Emily Gravett

About The Book

Each of the birds has an egg...except for Duck. So when Duck finds a beautiful egg of his own he's delighted -- even though the other birds make fun of it. But everyone's in for a BIG surprise when his egg finally hatches!

The witty text and playful illustrations appear on cleverly designed cut pages that allow the visual jokes to unfold.

About The Author

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal with Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears.  Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy and Old Hat.  She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig's Evie and the Animals and and a recent full-colour edition of Quidditch Through the Ages

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About The Illustrator

Photo Credit: Mark Hawdon

Emily Gravett is the two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal with Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears.  Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy and Old Hat.  She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig's Evie and the Animals and and a recent full-colour edition of Quidditch Through the Ages

@emily_gravett

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 27, 2009)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416968726
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD400L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • California Young Reader Medal Nominee
  • CCBC Choices (Cooperative Children's Book Council)
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Capital Choices Noteworthy Books for Children's and Teens (DC)
  • Virginia Readers' Choice Award List
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Books
  • CBC Children's Choice Book Award Finalist
  • Mockingbird Reading Program (Abilene ISD, TX) Outstanding Titles

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