Egg: Nature's Perfect Package

by Robin Page and Steve Jenkins

“Animals that lay eggs bury them, carry them, guard them or simply leave them... read more

“Animals that lay eggs bury them, carry them, guard them or simply leave them alone.” In their usual blend of bold visuals and clear, crisp, engaging narrative, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page provide basic information about eggs. “All insects, spiders, amphibians and birds lay eggs.” So do most fish and reptiles, and two mammals (echidna and platypus). Each page spread looks at a different dimension of animals and eggs, from relative size (eggs to the animals and eggs to one other); to where eggs are laid; how many eggs are laid; how they are protected, packaged (egg casings), and carried; to threats to eggs; incubation; and hatching. The examples chosen to illustrate each aspect of eggs in nature make for a wide and varied range of creatures that are included in the volume. A visual index in the back provides a bit more info on the more than 50 species included in the book. (Ages 6–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016

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