An Egg is Quiet

Text by Dianna Aston, Illustrated by Sylvia Long

  • Published 2006


Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder. The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.


Publishers Weekly Gives An Egg Is Quiet Starred Review! (March 6, 2006)

"Like the subject matter it describes, this book packages with understatedelegance the substantive matter found within it...This attractivevolume pleases on both an aesthetic and intellectual level."

Kirkus Reviews Gives An Egg is Quiet a Starred Review! (March 15, 2006)

"Long's eggs look real enough to pick up, whether placed in natural

settings or suspended on white pages...A delight for budding

naturalists of all stripes, flecks, dots and textures."

New York Public Library's  

  100 titles for reading and sharing - 2006

Junior Library Guild Premier Selection

NPR Science Friday Science Book Picks, 2006

American Academy for the Advancement of Science
Prize for Excellence in Science Books finalist - 2007


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