Title: Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be?
Author: Janet Halfmann
Illustrator: Betsy Thompson
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Juvenile Non-Fiction, 2 – 5
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About the Book:
Ten spreads with gatefolds and a culminating dramatic fold-out lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich’s clutch of 10 eggs. Song-like, non-rhyming verse gives clues as to who might hatch. The answer to the repeated refrain, “Who will the babies be?”, is found beneath a flap. Besides discovering the animal baby or babies, kids will also pick up a lot of nature terminology and interesting facts about animals, their birthing environments, and habitats.
Book Review / Impressions:
This is one of those books that will frequently be read and played with. Covering the numbers 1 – 10 with flip-out pages to show the babies hidden within the eggs, the beautiful illustrations of the animals that hatch out, familiar and not so.
Simple and repetitive phrasing form a simple sing-song like melody that will appeal to young readers / listeners, and as they familiarize themselves with the story, there are easy words to pick out that can provide opportunity for games and interaction.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.