The Happy Egg

Hardcover | January 5, 2016

byRuth KraussIllustratorCrockett Johnson

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From the husband-and-wife team that created the timeless classic The Carrot Seed comes another simple and delightful story for parents and children to enjoy together, now with a refreshed cover design. Sparse text and simple pictures make The Happy Egg just right for the youngest of readers, and the storyline lends itself to interactive reading—parents can encourage their children to walk, sing, and fly as the little bird does. Perfect as a baby shower or Easter basket gift, The Happy Egg celebrates the promise and confidence of little birds (and young children) everywhere.

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From the husband-and-wife team that created the timeless classic The Carrot Seed comes another simple and delightful story for parents and children to enjoy together, now with a refreshed cover design. Sparse text and simple pictures make The Happy Egg just right for the youngest of readers, and the storyline lends itself to interactiv...

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When a little bird is inside an egg, it cannot walk, it cannot sing, and it cannot fly. All it can do is be sat on. But when the time is just right: Pop!—out it comes. And then a little bird can do almost anything!With the same insightful simplicity of their classic The Carrot Seed, Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson celebrate the promis...

Ruth Krauss was born on July 25, 1901 in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the Peabody Institute of Music. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Parsons School of Fine and Applied Art and studied anthropology at Columbia University. In 1941, she married David Johnson Leisk, who wrote and illustrated children's books as Crocke...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:January 5, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062430319

ISBN - 13:9780062430311

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“Perfectly attuned to young children. The book is presented in a small trim size—good for tiny hands—and the palette is dominated by mustard yellows, white, and blue. It’s deceptively simple and sweet, but not saccharine.”