The Ugly Egg

Overview

Posy Puffin wants nothing more than to hatch an egg of her own, just like all of her friends, but she has no luck. When she comes across a big ugly egg on the ice, she takes it under her wing, only to find she’s got more than she bargained for—a lot more! This charming title is an early step to a lifelong love of reading.

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Overview

Posy Puffin wants nothing more than to hatch an egg of her own, just like all of her friends, but she has no luck. When she comes across a big ugly egg on the ice, she takes it under her wing, only to find she’s got more than she bargained for—a lot more! This charming title is an early step to a lifelong love of reading.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—In the first book, Jack is fascinated with the jumping beans his uncle brings him from South America. After Grandma accidentally gives them to him for breakfast, he has quite the adventure at school, and she must come to his rescue. In Ugly Egg, Posy the puffin longs to lay an egg. The other birds try to advise her, but when nothing works, she adopts a huge, green-and-pink spotted egg, and they all get a big surprise when an unexpected creature hatches from it. Since most young readers won't be familiar with the unusual birds, which include loons and snow geese, the illustrations are helpful. However, youngsters may find the words harder to decipher because of the blue, snowy backgrounds. Both books have an effective balance of text and illustrations, and the funny cartoons will help readers to understand the story. Back matter in both titles includes "Strategies for Independent Readers" to guide parents and an "About the author and illustrator" page with fun facts that tie into the story.—Rachel Artley, Watertown Elementary School, TN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753462843
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Series: I Am Reading Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lou Kuenzler specializes in fiction for young readers, and she is a contributor to Kingfisher’s Don’t Kiss the Frog! and Super Shorts: Cool Christmas Stories.

David Hitch studied illustration in London, where he still lives.

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