The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett is a quick read, and the story is quite simple. The interesting thing about the this book the multi-layered pages that build the denouement at the end of the story. Young kids will be marvelled at the ending. It’s a slow build up to what is a shocker at the end of the story. Emily already has a few books to her credit and she is expanding as an artist and her latest offering, The Odd Egg, is a playful book of well orchestrated work. Kids loves surprises and Emily does deliver at the end.
When Duck finds an egg of his own he’s delighted: it’s the most beautiful egg in the world! But all the other birds think it’s a very odd egg indeed and everyone’s in for a big surprise when the egg hatches. Children and adults alike will love the witty outcome and Emily Gravett’s playful watercolour and pencil illustrations.