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FIRST THE EGG
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Fall 2007Â
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FIRST Laura Vaccaro Seeger created the critically acclaimed concept books THE HIDDEN ALPHABET, LEMONS ARE NOT RED, WALTER WAS WORRIED, and BLACK? WHITE! DAY? NIGHT!.Â
THEN she produced her first work that kids can read themselves, the lovable DOG AND BEAR.
NOW she tackles that age-old question – Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
This is a book about transformations… from egg to chicken, seed to flower, and caterpillar to butterfly.Â Â But itâ€™s also a book about creativity – as paint becomes picture, word becomes story… and commonplace becomes extraordinary.
2008 Caldecott Honor Book
2008 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
New York Times Best SellerÂ
New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2007
ALAÂ Notable Book (American Library Association), 2008Â
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2007
Oppenheim Platinum Award, 2008
A NAIBA Children’s Pick of the List, 2007
-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
â€œ… Another perfectly pitched triumph from an emerging master of the concept bookâ€¦â€Â
-starred review/Horn Book
â€œâ€¦ The best picture books create a world in themselves, and this tour de force is one of themâ€¦â€Â
-starred review/School Library Journal
â€œâ€¦ Vibrantâ€¦ Fresh and invitingâ€¦ With its even rhythm, clearly expressed concept, and strong visuals, this book would make a great read-aloud for preschoolers.â€Â
-best illustrated/New York Times
â€œâ€¦ FIRST THE EGG arrives as an eye-catching reminder that learning can be made sheer delight.â€Â