Oct 7, 2013
Nonfiction Monday: Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be?
(CAN, JP, US, INT)
Written by: Janet Halfmann
Illustrated by: Betsy Thompson
Published by: Blue Apple Books
Published on: April 10, 2012
It's that wonderful time of the year: Cybils nomination period! The Cybils are the only kidlit book awards given by book bloggers. Until October 15 (just a week left!) you can nominate your favourite kidlit books from the past year. This year I am a Round 2 panelist for the Nonfiction books for Elementary and Middle Grade Readers category. I had the pleasure of serving on the Nonfiction Picture Book committee last year and this was one of the finalists.
It's easy to see what sets this simple book apart from the other great nominees for 2012's nonfiction picture book award.
Eggs 1, 2, 3 combines the numbers 1 through 10 and oviparous animals, and presents them with adorable paper collage to make a high quality and high interest book for preschoolers.
My kids really enjoyed this book, and especially liked that frog eggs and fish eggs look like eyeballs. I enjoyed the glowworm eggs and their transformation to gorgeous fireflies.
Nonfiction Monday, hosted this week by Shelf-Employed.