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Ten Eggs in a Nest (Bright & Early Books(R)) [Kindle Edition]

Marilyn Sadler , Michael Fleming
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Beginning readers can count to ten—and add—while they learn to read with P.J. Funnybunny author Marilyn Sadler's latest, funniest Bright and Early Book! Gwen the hen has laid her eggs, but just how many is anyone's guess. For now, she's quite content to sit and wait for them to hatch. Red Rooster, however, is too excited to wait. As soon as one egg hatches, he struts over to Worm World and buys ONE worm for his ONE new baby chick. Alas, Red returns to find that not ONE new baby chick, but TWO baby chicks have now hatched, requiring a return trip to Worm World. The hijinks continue back and forth until ten eggs have hatched, Red Rooster is ready to plotz, and young readers have learned a thing or two about ONE: counting to ten; TWO: simple addition; THREE: buying and selling; and FOUR: chickens and eggs! With stylized illustrations by Michael Fleming reminiscent of classic Beginner Books, this is a perfect choice for parents looking to teach reading and math to their own little chicks! 

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1—It's an exciting day for counting in the hen house. Gwen the hen insists it's bad luck to count your eggs before they hatch, so rooster Red doesn't count but waits faithfully by her side. When the first chick arrives, the proud papa visits the local Worm World for a welcome-snack, only to find more hatchlings when he returns. The rooster continues to go to the market until a total of ten worms fill his brown shopping bag and Pinky Pig receives one coin per worm. Young readers will find multiple opportunities to count here: Gwen counts her new chicks, Pinky counts the worms, and Red counts the coins-not just singly, but adding 1+2+3+4 as each group of eggs hatch. Bright yellow chicks and their equally colorful parents appear in simple, uncluttered painted images. This early reader offers clear visual clues for interpretation of text, a large font, and plenty of opportunity to sum up the story in more than one way. A recommended purchase for any library with a collection for emerging readers.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX

About the Author

MARILYN SADLER is a children's book author, television producer, and screenwriter. Among the dozens of books she has written are the bestselling Random House Beginner Books It's Not East Being a Bunny, Honey Bunny Funnybunny, and Money, Money Honey Bunny! Ms. Sadler's work has received many honors, including an IRA Classroom Choice Award and a Parents' Choice Award.

MICHAEL FLEMING has been drawing fantastic scenes on various surfaces since the age of three. His colorful work blends a love of nature with a dash of the mischievous. He has worked with Lucasfilm, Google, American Greetings, and many more. He lives on the mysterious island of Alameda with his wife, two cats, and two dogs.  

Product Details

  • File Size: 35128 KB
  • Print Length: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,476,957 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! February 28, 2014
This book is cute, funny and a great learning tool for my daughter. Highly recommend it as a gift or for your own child!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun counting book January 28, 2014
TEN EGGS IN A NEST is a fun little counting book. Gwen the hen and Red Rooster are excited about becoming mother and father to their chicks that are soon to hatch. But, since it's bad luck to count your eggs before they hatch, Red has no idea how many chicks to expect. Each time Red runs to Worm World to pick up a worm for his new chick, he returns to find more have hatched. Kids will laugh at Red's never ending trips to Worm World and back count how many chicks await Red each time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book for young and old alike April 9, 2014
My grandson, recently turned 4 years old, received this book as a gift. I'm not sure which one of us likes it better - "grandma" or grandson. Gwen, the hen, and Red Rooster are about to become parents. Gwen continues to be surprised, and Red is so excited, as the eggs slowly hatch. The story provides a great tool for learning to count as the eggs slowly hatch, Red keeps running back for more worms, and hands his coins to Pinky, the Worm World proprietor. Included are lessons of caring which are very sweet.

The illustrations, design and colors are beautiful! I love this artist's technique.

Grandparents! Buy this book for your grandchildren, you'll have as much fun as they do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming story, super cute drawings! June 20, 2014
By Kendra
I liked Michael Fleming's illustrations in Twinky the Dinky Dog so much that I had to get this book for my nephew as well! The story is heartwarming, with the dad/rooster very involved and excited about the birth of his chicks. And, the drawings are super cute -- great colors and I love how each chick has it's own look & personality. My nephew loves it, and we've read it many many times!
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A little hen and a little rooster watch as their eggs slowly hatch. There's some easy words and counting and a happy family feeling in this one. And Dad gets to participate. Nice.
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More About the Author

With a degree in art, Marilyn always assumed she would be an illustrator. But when, early in her career, she was presented with an opportunity to write, she seized it and quickly discovered that she had found her true love. No sad, sappy stories for her, however. She likes to make herself laugh and with that her characters usually end up looking pretty silly for one reason or another.

Her first children's book featured a fastidious little English boy named Alistair Grittle and was originally created for the English publisher, Hamish Hamilton, as well as for Simon & Schuster in the United States. Having created a boy with such perfect behavior, she then turned her attention to a not so perfectly behaved little boy. His name was P.J. Funnybunny, and he has existed for many years in a series of books for Random House, including highly prestigious spots in the Dr. Seuss Cat In the Hat series.

Marilyn's television credits include two PBS Reading Rainbow programs featuring Alistair, an Alistair program for the BBC, three ABC Weekend Specials featuring P.J. Funnybunny, and a show based on her children's book, "Elizabeth and Larry", for Showtime's Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories.

Between 1999 and 2004, The Disney Channel produced three Original Movies based on Marilyn's book, "Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century". Each of Disney's Zenon movies had exceptionally high ratings, with "Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century" and "Zenon the Zequel" among the highest rated shows in the history of The Disney Channel.

In 2004, Playhouse Disney began production on Marilyn's animated series, "Handy Manny". "Handy Manny" premiered September 16, 2006, as the highest rated Playhouse Disney series premiere of all time. Since its debut, "Handy Manny" has averaged approximately 2 million viewers a week, has generated consistent critical acclaim and has developed a deeply loyal audience.

In 2009, Marilyn was nominated for an Emmy Award as Executive Producer of Handy Manny in the category of "Outstanding Special Class Animated Program".


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