An Extraordinary Egg

An Extraordinary Egg

by Leo Lionni
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An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni

It's an extraordinary day on Pebble Island for three frogs when one of them discovers a beautiful white egg. They've never seen a chicken egg before, but they're sure that's what this must be. So when the egg hatches and out crawls a long green, scaly creature, they naturally call it . . . a chicken! From award winning-artist Leo Lionni, here's a hilarious case of mistaken identity that children are sure to delight in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679893851
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 87,686
Product dimensions: 6.95(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was honored posthumously in 2007 with the Society of Illustrators’ Lifetime Achievement Award. His picture books are distinguished by their enduring moral themes, graphic simplicity and brilliant use of collage, and include four Caldecott Honor Books: Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Hailed as “a master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune, he died in 1999 at the age of 89.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love many of Leo Leonni's books, but this one is my absolute favorite! My children all love it, and I think part of the reason may be that they love to see me laugh and laugh every time I read it! The book is heartwarming, sweet, and funny. The characters are loveable and empathetic. This is a wonderful read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Perfect for storytimes !!!! The kids get a real kick out of this story. It gives them a chance to feel pretty smart especially when Jessica the know-it- all convinces everyone, 'It's a chicken, everyone knows that chickens come from eggs.' Loads of fun. Don't overlook the connections you can make with illustrations. Look for Rodin's Thinker. Many kids will recognize it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago