Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg
Crack, crack…animal babies are hatched all over the place. Can you figure out who’s who?
Watercolor and collage illustrations depict close-up scenes of an egg or eggs about to hatch. The text hints at what the eggs contain: “Hidden in a rock cave/ Deep beneath the ocean waves/ Their mother wraps her long arms around/ To keep these eggs safe and sound.” The observant young nature lover will find a visual clue of what animal the mother might be. The next spread provides the answer-in this case, it’s an octopus. The second spread also provides fascinating facts about the species.
The book features a number of species ranging from spiders to penguins to octopuses, and the back matter provides more information about the actual size of various eggs and how they develop.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Picture Books, Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.7|
Author, Illustrator: Mia Posada
Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also studied art in Florence, Italy, and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. Mia has written and illustrated numerous books including: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit's Amazing Migration, Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks, and Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors. She illustrated Plants Can't Sit Still which was named a Kirkus Best Children's Books and won the NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts Award. She lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota with her husband and their three kids.
- Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
- Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee
- Minnesota Book Award Finalist
- SSLI Book Award Best Book
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- ILA Teacher's Choices
- NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12