Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs

by Janet Morgan Stoeke
     
 

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Minerva Louise, the feather-brained fowl Publishers Weekly called "unquestionably a star," is enjoying springtime on the farm . . . until she finds some very peculiar eggs. Blue eggs, pink eggs, striped and spotted eggs.And they’re in the strangest places—which hen is laying her eggs on top of fence posts and under the picnic table? Minerva

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Minerva Louise, the feather-brained fowl Publishers Weekly called "unquestionably a star," is enjoying springtime on the farm . . . until she finds some very peculiar eggs. Blue eggs, pink eggs, striped and spotted eggs.And they’re in the strangest places—which hen is laying her eggs on top of fence posts and under the picnic table? Minerva Louise solves the mystery, and fans will delight in the hilarious and triumphant return of their favorite daffy chicken.

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Publishers Weekly
Another favorite feathered friend returns for Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Fans can only imagine how the hen hilariously misinterprets the Easter egg hunt-"Some hen is forgetting her eggs, said Minerva Louise," as she makes the rounds of the barnyard. She rushes to the henhouse and announces to her friends, "I'm finding eggs outside, and some of them are so cold they're turning blue." Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-It is springtime and Minerva Louise, the feathered equivalent of Amelia Bedelia, becomes aware of several colorful, unattended eggs. She is also quite taken with the small "farmers" and how lovely they look in their fashionable attire. She doesn't know that she is observing an Easter egg hut; she is also unaware that her new "hat" is an Easter basket. She quizzes a chocolate Easter bunny, and she questions a marshmallow chick, but neither reply. Finally, Minerva Louise calls her fellow hens to her aid, but they are just relieved to see all the small farmers picking up the eggs, something they were used to seeing. In the end, Minerva Louise is also relieved and happy, and she selects a lovely egg-filled Easter basket for her nest. Preschoolers will delight in the commotion caused by the chicken's merry meanderings, depicted in bright, clear colors in large, uncluttered scenes. An excellent, lighthearted lark that will charm readers and listeners alike.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The Amelia Bedelia of hens returns for a sixth adventure. She just loves the bright colors of spring. She tries to look as pretty as the farmers (girls in their Easter dresses) by trying on a hat (Easter basket) and finds an abandoned egg (of the painted variety). She tries to warm it but sees other eggs around the farmyard. Minerva recruits the other chickens to help her; but when they return, the eggs are gone. The little brown bunny (chocolate) doesn't know where they are, nor do the tiny chicks (Peeps). The mystery is solved when they see all the pretty farmers picking up the eggs, since that is something the chickens are used to seeing. All the other girls return to the barn, but Minerva finds the perfect nest (a basket full of painted eggs). Stoeke's charmingly naive chicken's Easter story is, perhaps, her best yet. This will be a staple of spring storytimes for years to come. Where she has her fans, multiple copies will be a must. (Picture book. 2-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525476337
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/02/2006
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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