An amusing story about a hen that lays eggs with different patterns on them.
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Meet the Author
"The Easter Egg Farm" is Mary Jane Auch's first picture book. "I've always wanted to illustrate children's books," she says, "but the ideas that came to me were for older children, so I wrote novels instead. Then one day I had an idea about a chicken, and I thought it would make a good picture book. I've loved chickens since I was little. "The Easter Egg Farm" was inspired by some special hens we raised when my children were young. The hens laid pastel-colored eggs. We never had a chicken as talented as Pauline, but one of our hens laid lavender eggs with pink spots-honest! Those eggs wouldn't hatch out on a sunny windowsill, though. Only magic eggs can do that."
Ms. Auch has written seven popular novels for Holiday House, including "A Sudden Change of Family and Kidnapping Kevin Kowalski". She majored in art at Skidmore College and was an illustrator for "Penny-whistle Press. She lives with her husband, Herm, and their tow children on a farm near Rochester, New York.
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This is a favorite of my family's every spring as Easter approaches. Even my kids who are many years beyond picture books still enjoy this story of a hen with the ability to lay eggs inspired by her surroundings and her quirky, lovable owner. The story is original and fun. The illustrations are colorful and well done. If there is a "lesson" it's that it's okay to be different. Really, though buy this book because it's an amusing story and a fun read for all ages.
This story is so amusing and positive! The illustrations are BEAUTIFUL! A great addition to your library, not just during Easter, but all year around!
I read this to a group of first graders and to my sons ages 4 & 6. They all really enjoyed it. After we read this the first graders made a nest of eggs they colored by looking at things around the classroom. They copied the flag, eachothers shirts, clocks, legos, photos and so much more. It was great fun and they made some great easter eggs.