First the Egg

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
34 Reviews

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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This book was very short and easy to read. - LibraryThing
The illustrations are very bright and enjoyable. - LibraryThing
This book is very educational for young children. - Goodreads
This book's greatest strength is its illustrations. - Goodreads
This book has very interesting illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations in the book appeared to be - Goodreads

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User Review  - Caycee Hatchette - Goodreads

Personal Reaction- I thought this book was cute. I like that it began and ended with the egg. It was pretty simple because it was an easy to read book, so there weren't many other connections to make ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deirdre - Goodreads

This picture book is geared towards young readers. There are only one or two words on each page with beautiful illustrations. The book shows transformations of objects such as seed to flower ... 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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