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The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett

The Odd Egg (2008)

by Emily Gravett

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This book has different animals that lay eggs and they all have an egg ready to hatch except the duck. the duck finds an egg and takes it in as its own. it turns out the egg is crocodile egg.
  jkibbey | Sep 27, 2017 |
When all the other birds have laid an egg, duck has not. Luckily, he finds a very big and interesting egg but when all the other eggs hatch, duck's egg does not. He waits and waits, until...
  widdowsd | Apr 27, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Age: Beginner
Review/Critique: A book about a duck that can't lay an egg but find a big one and takes care of it. It ends up hatching an alligator. This book is fantasy because the duck hatches an alligator and does human things like knitting.
Medium: Pencil ( )
  jessminson | Mar 18, 2017 |
Summary: this book is about Duck, who is sad because unlike all the rest of the birds he does not have an egg. However, Duck finds a mysterious large egg to call his very own and he waits patiently for it to hatch like the rest of the birds.
Critique; this book makes a good fantasy with its use of the human characteristics of communities, in this case of manny different kinds of birds all wanting to have an egg of their own. ( )
  C-Roy | Feb 12, 2017 |
Duck was the only bird without an egg, so Duck went out and found one. When all the other eggs hatched and Duck's didn't he waited until it hatched! Instead of a bird popping out and alligator baby hatched and followed duck around calling him mama. The literature in this book was very simple, there were only a few simple words on each page, same goes for the illustrations. Some of the pages have flips on them, as one by one everyone's eggs hatched. At the very end the alligator follows Duck around with the booties and scarf that Duck had knitted for him calling him mama. This book would be great to teach children about how some children live with people who aren't their real mommies and daddies and thats okay. It also shows kids that just because someone doesn't have something or that they have something different then themselves it doesn't mean they can make fun of them.
GENRE: Fantasy
1: Adoption
2: Animals (Birds) ( )
  Jazmyn96 | Jan 30, 2016 |
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All the birds had laid an egg.
Then Duck found an egg!
He thought it was the most beautiful egg in the whole wide world!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0230014917, Hardcover)

When Duck finds an egg of his own he's delighted: it's the most beautiful egg in the world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed and everyone's in for a big surprise when the egg hatches. Children and adults alike will love the witty outcome and Emily Gravett's playful watercolour and pencil illustrations.

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Duck is trying to hatch the oddest egg of all.

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