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By Dianna Aston,Illustrated by Sylvia Long
9 x 11 in; 36 pp; full color throughout, ages 5-10Guided Reading Level: N
February 2006 ISBN 9780811844284 ISBN10 0811844285
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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.
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.
>> TEACHER'S GUIDE>> View all Sylvia Long titlesAwards and honors for An Egg is Quiet:AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2007NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book 2007Texas Library Association, 2X2 Reading List 2007New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2006Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best books of 2006New York Library Association, Book of the Season, Spring 2006Great Lakes Great Books Award Nominee 2007/2008North 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 2007-2008Maine Chickadee Award Program Book List 2007-2008Maine State Library Association, Cream of the Crop 2007Capitol Choices, Noteworthy Books for Children 2007Texas (Abilene) Mockingbird Award Nominee 2007Houston Area Independent Schools Library Network (HAISLN) Recommended Reading List 2007Association of Children's Librarians (ACL) Distinguished Books for 2006Librarians' Choices 2006 Children's Book Sense Pick, Summer 2006 Cybils, Children's and YA Bloggers Literature Award Winner, Nonfiction Picture BookPublishers Weekly, starred review Kirkus Reviews, starred review Publishers Weekly, "Off the Cuff" Award, Honorable Mention for Best Nonfiction Treatment of a SubjectChild, Best Books of 2006Junior Library Guild Premiere Selection
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