animals, children

Hank Finds an Egg

Hank Finds an Egg
Illustrator: Rebecca Dudley
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-1-4413-1158-0
Pages: 40
Price: $16.99

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Hank is strolling through the forest one day, when he spots an egg on the ground. Looking up, he sees a nest, high in the tree. He tries a few methods of climbing the tree to return it, with no success. Finally, he lights a camp fire for the evening, and holds the egg while he sleeps.

The following day, mother bird arrives on the scene. Between the two of them, the egg is restored to the nest. And soon afterwards, the baby birds hatch, making Hank very happy.

Hank Finds an Egg is told with no words. Instead, the author/illustrator has taken photos of Hank’s actions, and pieced them together to tell the story. Hank is hand-made from fabric, and his environment is also hand-created to set the stage. This sweet tale is perfect for beginning readers and all those who enjoy artfully illustrated books.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

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