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The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

The Golden Egg Book (original 1947; edition 2004)

by Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator)

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Title:The Golden Egg Book
Authors:Margaret Wise Brown
Other authors:Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator)
Info:Golden Books (2004), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 32 pages
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The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown (1947)



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A lonely little bunny, happening upon an egg in a field one day, is puzzled by the noises coming from within it. Could there be a little boy inside? Perhaps another bunny? Trying everything he can to break open the egg, the bunny eventually falls asleep. It is only then that the egg hatches, and a tiny duckling emerges. Puzzled by this strange furry being he immediately encounters, the duckling does everything he can to wake the bunny. Eventually he is successful, and the two become fast friends.

Originally published in 1947 as a Little Golden Book, this gentle tale of a lonely bunny and newly hatched duckling who become friends was republished in this larger picture-book format in 2004. The story itself is sweet, with the bunny's curiosity mirrored by the duckling's, and a happy ending in which "no one was ever alone again." The artwork, done by Leonard Weisgard, who often collaborated with author Margaret Wise Brown, is vibrantly colorful, and has a certain stylized charm. Although not explicitly an Easter book - no mention is made of the holiday - I do think The Golden Egg Book would make a good title for those looking for picture-books for this time of year. Of course, it can also be enjoyed at other times of year, and by readers with no connection or involvement with Easter. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Mar 29, 2016 |
One of my all-time golden oldies kids book! ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
One of my all-time golden oldies kids book! ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
One of my all-time golden oldies kids book! ( )
  sandra.k.heinzman | Apr 2, 2015 |
I liked the book "The Golden Egg Book” for many reasons. First, I really enjoyed the language. It was descriptive and engaging. The plot was developed and exciting for children. Books about animals and friendship are always relatable to children’s lives. Second, the writing is very engaging for young readers. Students can participate and make predictions while reading. For example, “He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?” Finally, illustrations enhanced the story. The illustrations are appropriate to the mood of the story because they are so colorful and bright. The message of the story is about friendship and companionship with others. ( )
  esiera1 | Apr 26, 2014 |
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Margaret Wise Brownprimary authorall editionscalculated
Obligado, LilianIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weisgard, LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037582717X, Hardcover)

Once there was a little bunny. He was all alone. One day he found an egg. He could hear something moving inside the egg. What was it?

So begins the Golden Easter classic about a bunny—and a little duck that is about to hatch!

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A lonely little bunny finds an egg, and when it hatches into a duckling, they become friends.

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