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An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet

By Dianna Aston,Illustrated by Sylvia Long


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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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Size: 9 x 11 in;
Pages: 36 pp;
full color throughout, ages 5-10
Guided Reading Level: N

Format: Hardcover
Publication: February 2006
ISBN: 9780811844284
ISBN10: 811844285
Dianna Aston spends a lot of time in her backyard hoping to find new eggs. She often enlists the help of her husband, children, and their assorted pets. She lives in Texas.

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many books for children including the best-selling Sylvia Long's Mother Goose, Hush Little Baby, and Snug As a Bug, all published by Chronicle Books. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona.


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Awards and honors for An Egg is Quiet:
AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2007
NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book 2007
Texas Library Association, 2X2 Reading List 2007
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006
Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best books of 2006
New York Library Association, Book of the Season, Spring 2006
Great Lakes Great Books Award Nominee 2007/2008
North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Nominee 2006-2007
Kansas Reading Association Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee 2007-2008
Utah Beehive Award Nominee 2007-2008
Maine Chickadee Award Program Book List 2007-2008
Maine State Library Association, Cream of the Crop 2007
Capitol Choices, Noteworthy Books for Children 2007
Texas (Abilene) Mockingbird Award Nominee 2007
Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network (HAISLN) Recommended Reading List 2007
Association of Children's Librarians (ACL) Distinguished Books for 2006
Librarians' Choices 2006
Children's Book Sense Pick, Summer 2006
Cybils, Children's and YA Bloggers Literature Award Winner, Nonfiction Picture Book
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Publishers Weekly, "Off the Cuff" Award, Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction Treatment of a Subject
Child, Best Books of 2006
Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection

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