An Egg Is Quiet


An Egg Is Quiet by Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long. 
This book is lovely, lovely, lovely.  From its speckled end pages to the exquisite illustrations inside, it is like entering an amazing egg gallery.  The joy of the book is taking the time to slowly look at each type of egg in the book, from the vivid turquoise of a Glossy Ibis egg to the strange, tubular dogfish egg.  This is a perfect book to share with preschoolers through second graders when doing a nature unit.  But it is also a great spring lap-book to share one-on-one with a budding naturalist.