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The Egg

Category: Book
By (author): Valério, Geraldo
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Birds
  JUVENILE FICTION / Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Published: August 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 9.50in x 9.50in x 0.37in
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$ 19.95
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From The Publisher*The Egg is an imaginative and unusual story about a bird and a child, and how they become a family. The wordless story opens with a crane caring lovingly for an egg. During a storm, a gust of wind blows the egg from its nest. Despite searching far and wide, the crane can't find the lost egg anywhere. Heartbroken, the crane spots something-an egg! Not its own, but since this egg is also alone, the crane rescues it to safety.

When the egg hatches, the little one inside is-unexpectedly-a human baby. No matter their differences, the crane loves and cares for the child, adopting it into an avian life. When they take flight together, this unusual duo encounters other birds with their young ones-the babies all a diverse array of creatures, showing that families come in all shapes and sizes.

This whimsical story is open to interpretation and imagination, but above all imparts the message that a loving family can be whatever we make it.
From The Publisher*A wordless lost-and-found story about nontraditional families
From The Publisher*The Egg is an imaginative and unusual story about a bird and a child, and how they become a family. The wordless story opens with a crane caring lovingly for an egg. During a storm, a gust of wind blows the egg from its nest. Despite searching far and wide, the crane can't find the lost egg anywhere. Heartbroken, the crane spots something-an egg! Not its own, but since this egg is also alone, the crane rescues it to safety.

When the egg hatches, the little one inside is-unexpectedly-a human baby. No matter their differences, the crane loves and cares for the child, adopting it into an avian life. When they take flight together, this unusual duo encounters other birds with their young ones-the babies all a diverse array of creatures, showing that families come in all shapes and sizes.

This whimsical story is open to interpretation and imagination, but above all imparts the message that a loving family can be whatever we make it.
Review Quote*"Valério's visual storytelling will excite the eyes and warm the hearts of viewers young and old."
Review Quote*"Valério's memorable artwork and imaginative power give this lighthearted tale extra impact through meticulous spreads that produce a sense of sprightly life and warmth."
Review Quote*"Perfect for lap sits or story hours, this works on a couple of levels: as a silly tale of a human raised by a bird, but also to reaffirm that loving families come in all shapes and sizes."
Review Quote*"Valério shows off his skill with design and collage in this wordless story about the many forms a family can take."
Biographical NoteGERALDO VALÉRIO is a children's book author and illustrator whose books have been published in Canada, the United States and many other countries around the world, including Brazil, China, France, Portugal, and the UK. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.