First the Egg

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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WHICH CAME FIRST?  The chicken or the egg?  Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly. The acclaimed author of  Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and  memorable presentation to the concepts of transformation and creatiity.  Seed becomes flower, paint becomes picture, word becomes story--and the commonplace becomes extraordinary as children look through and turn the pages of this novel and winning book. First the Egg is a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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Great premise and beautiful pictures. - Goodreads
An interesting book with charming artwork. - Goodreads
This book is the perfect, easy to read children's book. - Goodreads
This book used a different style of storytelling. - Goodreads
Great illustrations. - Goodreads
This book was very short and easy to read. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Rachel Tackett - Goodreads

First the Egg is a good easy reader for young children. I think that the concept however is interesting for adults as well. The forever debated topic of which came first? The chicken or the Egg? This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs. Knott - Goodreads

2008 Geisel Honor Award What comes first??? No, this book doesn't quite answer the question because in the end, it's actually a circle story. Great book to use for what comes first, parent/offspring, how things change. Great illustrations, simple text that say a lot; great book for young readers! Read full review

About the author (2007)

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and the recipient of a 2008 Caldecott Honor, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for both 2009 and 2008, a 2007 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, and the 2007 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book. Her books include The Hidden Alphabet and Dog and Bear, among others.   Raised on Long Island, New York, Seeger began drawing at two years old and never stopped. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to write picture books. She received her B.F.A. degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York, and  then moved to Manhattan, where she worked as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business.   Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper. She loves painting, surfing, tennis, playing the piano, and spending time with her family. She takes long walks at the beach every day and paints in her studio every night.

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