An Extraordinary Egg

Other Format | November 17, 1998

byLeo LionniIllustratorLeo Lionni

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It's an extraordinary day on Pebble Island for three frogs when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. They've never seen a chicken egg before, but they're sure that's what this must be. So when the egg hatches and out crawls a long green, scaly creature, they naturally call it . . . a chicken! From award winning-artist Leo Lionni, here's a hilarious case of mistaken identity that children are sure to delight in.

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If you discovered a beautiful white egg while out walking one day, you might well assume it’s a chicken egg. Until, of course, it hatches and out crawls a long, green scaly creature that looks like an alligator. But the three frogs on Pebble Island have never seen a chicken before, so when the alligator finally emerges from its shell, ...

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It's an extraordinary day on Pebble Island for three frogs when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. They've never seen a chicken egg before, but they're sure that's what this must be. So when the egg hatches and out crawls a long green, scaly creature, they naturally call it . . . a chicken! From award winning-artist Leo Lionn...

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Now in Dragonfly comes the tale of three colorful frogs. One finds a pebble. Another declares it a chicken egg. But what happens when a baby alligator hatches instead?

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 Awa...

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Format:Other FormatDimensions:32 pages, 8.88 × 6.95 × 0.14 inPublished:November 17, 1998Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0679893857

ISBN - 13:9780679893851

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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If you discovered a beautiful white egg while out walking one day, you might well assume it’s a chicken egg. Until, of course, it hatches and out crawls a long, green scaly creature that looks like an alligator. But the three frogs on Pebble Island have never seen a chicken before, so when the alligator finally emerges from its shell, the frogs are certain it must be a chicken. Voted a School Library Journal best book of the year, An Extraordinary Egg is sure to brighten any child's day. The two activity pages at the end of the book are an added bonus.

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"An eggs-traordinary treat from a master storyteller." —School Library Journal (Starred Review)"Just the thing to lighten up a picture-book hour." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)"Kids will giggle at the frogs' repeated references to the friendly newborn as `the chicken.' They'll be even more tickled when the frogs chuckle at the `mother chicken' who, finally reunited with her offspring, greets her `sweet little alligator' . . . In his 40th book, Lionni is in typically fine form." —Publisher's Weekly