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An Egg Is an Egg by Nicki Weiss

An Egg Is an Egg

by Nicki Weiss

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This is a nice story that shows how everything changes. An egg to a chick but one thing never changes and that's the love of the child's mother.
  emmerz | Nov 30, 2015 |
A poetic explanation of how everything changes - eggs to chicks branches to sticks, green to white, and day to night. ( )
  kidlit9 | Feb 19, 2012 |
A gentle and comforting story about a small boy and his mother as they discuss the changes in the simple things around them. An egg becomes a chick; a seed becomes a flower; day becomes night. But the important thing--the love they share--never changes. A wonderful progression is maintained throughout in text, page colors, and illustrations. As she did so successfully in Where Does the Brown Bear Go? (Greenwillow, 1989), Weiss employs a two-sentence refrain to reinforce the theme. Repetition of the soft green, yellow, and pink pages provides visual continuity as do the illustrations--a small element from one picture carries over to the next one. Although the large print and overall concept widens this book's use to a slightly older audience than Where Does the Brown Bear Go? , both books share a similar feeling. Children will identify with the spare, childlike colored - pencil illustrations and will find warmth and reassurance in the familiar objects, the repetitive phrases, and the love between mother and child. --Jane Marino, White Plains Public Library, NY
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  cerritos | Jan 19, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0698113985, Mass Market Paperback)

The simple text and bold illustrations describe the natural changes within a young boy's world. "A well-conceived introduction to the way things change. . . . Even young children can discuss the concepts put forth here."--Booklist. Full color.

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A poetic explanation of how everything changes--eggs to chicks, branches to sticks, green to white, and day to night.

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