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An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston

An Egg is Quiet

by Dianna Hutts Aston

Other authors: Sylvia Long (Illustrator)

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"An Egg Is Quiet" is filled with different types of animals and the eggs they lay. Throughout the book, it goes into detail about the appearance, life, and habitat of different types of eggs. I did not notice until halfway through the book that almost all the illustrations were labeled with the type of egg or animal. I had to restart the book so I could properly appreciate the time and effort that went into making a seemingly simple book have so much research and detail put into the illustrations. My favorite part of this book was the end pages. It was neat to see the eggs at the beginning and all the animals they hatch into at the end. My only suggestion would have been to place the animals in the same place they were located at as eggs in the beginning. This would make it easier for the reader to flip back and forth to more easily see the egg that matches the hatched animal. I think this book is very interesting and informative. I would include this book in my science class. ( )
  rmwinter | Apr 20, 2017 |
Summary: This book is about the many different animal eggs there are in the world. The author describes the different eggs and shows well done illustrations of the eggs.
Genre: This book would be informational because it is teaching the reader about the many kinds of eggs there are in the world around them.
Medium: Ink and water color
Age Appropriateness: Primary and intermediate.
Use in a classroom: This book could be used to learn about different kinds of animals eggs. They could use this book as a tool for a research project, or use it to spark an idea for a research project. You could also have students choose an animal from this book and have them do more research on the animal, using books and online sources. Then create a final project to present the information to others.
  rbrock15 | Apr 10, 2017 |
It is a great informational book in watercolor because it is attractive with beautiful illustration and it tells interesting facts. It is compelling and is written in “layers”- each page spread gives an egg descriptor such as, “An egg is shapely.” Aston then provides further information on that topic, listing different egg shapes (round, pointy, tubular, etc.) and Long’s illustrations provide the examples. Finally, Aston offers interesting mini-facts to further develop her point. i.e.- Pointy eggs roll in small circles which makes them safe for high cliffs. The whole book proceeds in that manner. ( )
  SSilvia | Apr 10, 2017 |
This is a lovely book. If I had a quiet, gentle, introverted, interesting little awesome kid in my life, I'd buy that kid this book. ( )
  woolgathering | Apr 4, 2017 |
The main idea of this story is to discuss everything about an egg. It describes how all eggs are different in size, shape, texture, and color. All eggs lay in different places, whether it is under a mother’s feathers, on top of its father’s feet, or buried in the sand, but in all these places the egg is warm and cozy. Eggs are different, some use its surroundings in order to help them camouflage, while others may be speckled in order to resemble a rock so another animal does not eat it; this is another way for an egg to hide. Some eggs can be fossilized and then scientists can examine them, which may lead them to determine that most dinosaurs have hatched from an egg. Eggs allow little creatures to grow inside and make it a home for them, allowing them to develop over time. Eggs are quiet and then they become noisy as son as the animal has hatched. This story also has many detailed pictures in order to show the different types of eggs and different animals that hatch from an egg. ( )
  CarlyOHaro | Mar 29, 2017 |
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"An Egg is Quiet" is a delightful nonfiction book for young readers about the wide variety of animals who lay eggs, and the wide variety of eggs out there. This is a great book for talking about descriptors and using senses to gather information. I like how the book gives the impression of being an observationist's notebook, with handwriting and sketches, something students could do. This is also a great book for comparison and contrast exercises - they're all eggs, but from different sources and with different appearances/sizes/textures/etc.
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Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

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