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An Egg Is Quiet
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Published:
Chronicle Books LLC 2013
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 2.9 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 670L
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Description

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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Street Date:
08/20/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781452133133
ASIN:
B00EB2Q5NY
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 2.9, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
670
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dianna Hutts Aston. (2013). An Egg Is Quiet. Chronicle Books LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dianna Hutts Aston. 2013. An Egg Is Quiet. Chronicle Books LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dianna Hutts Aston, An Egg Is Quiet. Chronicle Books LLC, 2013.

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Dianna Hutts Aston. An Egg Is Quiet. Chronicle Books LLC, 2013. Web.

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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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        Starred review from March 6, 2006
        Like the subject matter it describes, this book packages with understated elegance the substantive matter found within it. "An egg is quiet. It sits there, under its mother's feathers... on top of its father's feet... buried beneath the sand," Aston (When You Were Born
        ) begins, as spot illustrations zero in on a hummingbird, emperor penguin and sea turtle, respectively. The narrative then launches into a kind of survey about the characteristics of eggs, which follows a simple format. In most spreads, different adjectives (colorful, shapely, textured, etc.) complete the sentence, "An egg is...." This repetitive rhythm contrasts with the visual variety of the illustrations. Long's (Sylvia Long's Mother Goose
        ) skilled use of contrast and compositional balance prevent monotony. For example, a border that resembles a color test pattern runs down the outer edges of a spread of nearly 40 carefully placed "colorful" examples, set against a white background, which dazzle the eye. The main text appears in large, flowery cursive, while a smaller printed typeface serves as labels and brief factual captions. "An egg is clever," in fancy script, for instance, sits alongside examples of camouflage: "An egg might be speckled to resemble the rocks around it." The letters' dramatic curlicues mimic curvy grasses and vines dappled with tiny insect eggs. Long introduces breathtaking color into the final spreads, as a concluding scene "hatches from" this peacefulness, reminding readers of an egg's purpose. This attractive volume pleases on both an aesthetic and intellectual level. Ages 5-10.

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        June 1, 2006
        K-Gr 2 -An exceptionally handsome book on eggs, from the delicate ova of the green lacewing to the rosy roe of the Atlantic salmon to the mammoth bulk of an ostrich egg. Aston -s simple, readable text celebrates their marvelous diversity, commenting on size, shape, coloration, and where they might be found. The author occasionally attributes sensibilities to eggs ( -An egg is clever, - for example). Still, her quiet descriptions of egg engineering and embryo development (no mention of mating) are on the mark, and are beautifully supported by Long -s splendid watercolor depictions of a wide variety of eggs. (One teeny carp -Steller -s jays are not spelled with an -ar, - though they are stellar performers when wheedling for your lunch at a campsite!) A beautiful guide to the unexpected panoply of -the egg. -" -Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY"

        Copyright 2006 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        April 15, 2006
        PreS-Gr. 2. This beautifully illustrated introduction to eggs resembles pages drawn from a naturalist's diary. The text, scrolled out in elegant brown ink, works on two levels. Larger print makes simple observations that, read together, sound almost like poetry: "An egg is quiet. . . . An egg is colorful. An egg is shapely." On each spread, words in smaller print match up with illustrations to offer more facts about bird and fish eggs across the animal spectrum. The illustrations are too detailed for read-alouds, but there's a great deal here to engage children up close. The succinct text will draw young fact hounds, particularly fans of Steve Jenkins' " Biggest, Strongest, Fast"est (1995) and his similar titles. Long's illustrations are elegant and simple, and the gallery of eggs, as brilliantly colored and polished as gems, will inspire kids to marvel at animals' variety and beauty. A spread showing X-ray views of young embryos growing into animal young makes this a good choice for reinforcing concepts about life cycles.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2006, American Library Association.)

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      • content: chick - An Egg is Quiet. I think you should should read this book because well here's some weaknesses of the book, some weaknesses were she didn't put enough labels because it only has a couple of words on each of them. Now, the author Dianna Aston and and the illustrator Sylvia long both put a lot of hard work into this book. Also I don't want to spoil it but this book is nice you should read it. Hopefully you will enjoy it if you read it.
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