First the Egg

First the Egg

2008 Geisel Honor Award 2008 Caldecott Honor Award

Open this book to the delightful cut out pages revealing first, the chicken, and then the egg, first the seed and then the flower. So the rhythm continues, and the wonder of each beginning is revealed. This book is a 2008 Caldecott Honor winner, a 2008 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award winner.

32 pages 978-1596432727 Ages 3-7

Keywords: Caldecott Honor, Geisel Honor, cycles, transformation, becoming, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, biology, basic concepts


WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

The acclaimed author of Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and memorable presentation to the concepts of transformation and creatiivty. Seed becomes flower, paint becomes picture, word becomes story--and the commonplace becomes extraordinary as children look through and turn the pages of this novel and winning book.

First the Egg by bestselling author and illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. This title has Common Core connections.---from the publisher

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