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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K—This is the story of a drake who is feeling left out. "All the birds had laid an egg. All except for Duck." When he finds a huge, green-spotted egg, he loves it right away. Sitting high atop it—so high that he barely fits into the picture—he is subjected to the taunts of the egg layers: "Not pretty." "It'll never hatch!" "Ha ha!" Gravett uses narrow pages that gradually increase in size to reveal all of the other eggs hatching, from the smallest chick to the tallest flamingo. While the moms cuddle their new hatchlings, Duck waits—and waits. Leaning against the large egg, he knits up a storm until "Creak Crack, SNAP": out pops an enormous alligator, scaring all of the scoffing birds right off the page. The final, priceless illustration shows an adoring alligator marching—in four knitted slippers and a muffler—behind Duck, murmuring, "Mama." There are many aspects of the story that make it worth adding to the what-have-I-hatched collection. First, it's so simple that toddlers can enjoy it. Second, the layout is unique and well suited to the plot. Third, the illustrations are a joy to behold: funny, personable, and oh-so-eye-catching. The ecru background on every page is a nice touch, lending the book a little extra cachet. Kids will love cracking the pages of this exceptional story.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY
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All the birds have laid an egg except Duck. Fortunately, he finds one and it’s beautiful, but the birds laugh at his enormous, green-speckled egg. Their eggs hatch; Duck’s doesn’t. He waits and waits until—SNAP!—a huge alligator breaks out of the shell. Gravett is on a roll (well, actually, an egg roll) with this charming visual joke. Cleverly designed with graduated cut pages as each egg—“Creak Crack”—opens, the spacious composition includes humorous details and a palette of green daubs on the white egg that harmoniously matches Duck’s green neck. The handsome illustrations on classy cream-colored paper, the inviting cover, and the scream-inducing surprise ending make this an “egg-cellent” book for sharing and a “just ducky” natural for storytime. Preschool-Grade 2. --Julie Cummins --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar (July 18, 2011)
  • Language: Arabic
  • ISBN-10: 9992142820
  • ISBN-13: 978-9992142820
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808,565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Spells, The Odd Egg, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Monkey and Me and Meerkat Mail. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, a Quills Award finalist and on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog.

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I really enjoyed this book with my 2 year old.
Hilda Miller
You don't HAVE to read that to your kids... but if your kids are like mine, that pop ending is the best surprise of the book!
M. Heiss
The tension builds for kids as one by one the other babies are born... and then, crack!, the big baby does hatch.
aaa-Pam

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By aaa-Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 12, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The "Odd Egg" is a cute book about a group of birds, all of whom have laid an egg -- except for Duck. Chicken, Flamingo, Owl, Parrot and a cute unidentifiable bird like a wren, all have eggs... but not Duck. And then, one day, he finds an egg. (Yes, Duck is a boy, which might explain why he didn't lay an egg.) And it's not just any egg. It is a HUGE, white egg with green spots.

Duck thinks his egg is grand, but the others aren't so sure. In any case, they all sit down and await the day when their eggs hatch. And they do! All except the BIG egg. The tension builds for kids as one by one the other babies are born... and then, crack!, the big baby does hatch.

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"The Odd Egg" is a cute book that is well worth tracking down at the library. The artwork is simple and in soothing muted tones. The story has a surprising ending if you are a small person: older Toddlers and Preschoolers and Kindergartners.

The center section of the book is really nicely done as the pages have been cut down so that they overlap and hide some of the action until you flip them over. Thus what you see at first is a line of expectant parents and a line of cracking eggs. Then with the first flip you see the 'wren' fly forwards to greet it's baby. And with the next flip you find the chicken hugging it's newborn chick. It's the sort of things young children love to toy with.

When it comes to the last egg, moms might want to preview the ending as it shows feathers and birds flying off in all directions. (Actually it shows their feet, but there's a sense of distress) I know 98% of children are only going to laugh and giggle at this, but I happened to have had a son in the 2% who this would have bothered.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Author/illustrator Emily Gravett has received numerous accolades for her work including the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. She deserves recognition again for The Odd Egg, a smile provoking, cleverly designed story about a duck who very much wanted to lay an egg.

It was that time of year - all the other birds save for Duck had produced an egg. Luckily Duck found one.. For an egg it was quite unusual; the other birds thought it very odd and said it would never hatch. Nonetheless, Duck thought it the most beautiful egg he had ever seen.

Although it took some doing he sat on the egg and even proceeded to do some knitting for the blessed event. The other birds' eggs eventually cracked, the owl's and the chicken's but still nothing for Duck. At last Duck's egg began to creak then crack until out popped a surprise.

Ingeniously cut pages allow youngsters to follow the egg's progress to a humorous finish that will undoubtedly result in laughter as well as questions.

Enjoy!

- Gail Cooke
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 30, 2009
Format: Paperback
Emily Gravett, The Odd Egg (Simon and Schuster, 2008)

Gravett is certainly on form these days; first Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears and now Thee Odd Egg, which starts out looking as if it's going to be one of Gravett's minor books, but gets inventive fast, and the ending is right up there with Wolves. If you're not familiar with Emily Gravett yet, this is a great way to start. ****
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Winter baby on June 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I found this book when I was looking for another Emily Gravett book "Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear" (also really great). After reading the other reviews, I bought this book for my 17mo old daughter. She LOVES this book. It's a little big for her to pull off the shelf but she often pulls it off and carries it over to have us read it to her. She loves the different sized pages with the eggs hatching and sometimes we rock back and forth together during the "Creak crack" lines for fun. She also loves to turn to the back cover and say "mama". I would definitely recommend based on how much my little bookworm loves this as well as its lovely illustration and nice storyline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hilda Miller on November 17, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book with my 2 year old. The 1/8, 1/4,1/2 pages slowly change the story while letting the reading see what is changing. And the surprise ending was great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By margaret bowen on April 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great entertaining book for the 3-6 age group. Easy to follow and so engaging for kids. Story of an egg with a surprise ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Saithu on August 29, 2011
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I am a fan of Emily Gravett, her simple text and lovely, classic illustrations have enchanted both me and my daughter. I have to say that 'Monkey and Me' is far better in my opinion even though it does not have a "message: per se. 'The Odd Egg' is a sweet story of devotion and persistance. Duck doesn't have an egg like the other birds. She finds an egg that looks very different. Duck looks after the egg, even after all the other bird's eggs hatch. Finally duck's egg hatches and gives everyone a surprise.

It is not immediately a favorite of my 3 year old, but it is in the rotation. I am hoping it grows on her. I do just love the last picture of duck's 'baby' wearing the scarf duck knitted. Very sweet indeed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on August 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a lovely book with very little text but so much going on in the illustrations that the story tells itself. Gravett has created another wonderfully quirky book that children will enjoy. Some pages have been shortened to reveal a surprise on the other side. Kids love little interactive touches like this. While not a book that lets me wave my hands around and yell (my preferred story telling method) the illustrations are delightful and funny and always enjoyable.

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