Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tillie Lays an Egg by Terry Golson

Illustrated by Ben Fink.

Abstract: In search of the perfect place to lay her egg, Tillie the chicken leaves the barnyard and explores the farmhouse.

Scholastic Press, 2009.


Dawn said...

This is a unique book with fun chicken details. The crisp photographs really make this one stand out from the crowd. Can we give an illustrator extra 'points' for being able to pose livestock in cute ways?

Unknown said...

I REALLY like this book, but I hope that's not eggs on that plate in the kitchen!

Kris said...

I think it's cereal in a bowl, not eggs. Does that help? :)

shelf-employed said...

Of course, I live in NJ, so take this with a grain of salt, but my eldest daughter related something to me the other day - Her language arts teacher mentioned that, in one of her classes, not one student knew the sound that a donkey makes. How sad that we've become so far removed from the farms and country that feed us. (Doesn't anyone sing "Old MacDonald" anymore?)

Tillie Lays an Egg may be just the book to inspire a preschooler's interest in farm life.

The stunning photography combined with the fun of look-and-find,

"Where has Tillie laid her egg?"

and the attendant humor (Tillie lays her eggs on the kitchen table and the ironing board, among other unlikely places!)

make this book a winner!! Hee Haw!