The Odd Egg

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  • Title: The Odd Egg
  • Author: Emily Gravett
  • ISBN: 9781416968726
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
The Odd Egg

Free Download The Odd Egg - by Emily Gravett, The Odd Egg, Emily Gravett, The Odd Egg Each of the birds has an eggexcept for Duck So when Duck finds a beautiful egg of his own he s delighted even though the other birds make fun of it But everyone s in for a BIG surprise when his egg finally hatches The witty text and playful illustrations appear on cleverly designed cut pages that allow the visual jokes to unfold Free Download The Odd Egg - by Emily Gravett - The Odd Egg, The Odd Egg Each of the birds has an eggexcept for Duck So when Duck finds a beautiful egg of his own he s delighted even though the other birds make fun of it But everyone s in for a BIG surprise when his egg fi

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About “Emily Gravett

  • Emily Gravett

    Emily Gravett is twice winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestl Children s Book Prize Bronze Award for WOLVES and LITTLE MOUSE S BIG BOOK OF FEARS An author illustrator of unique talent and tremendous skill, she has a host of critically acclaimed books to her name, including BLUE CHAMELEON, WOLF WON T BITE and AGAIN Emily lives in Brighton with her partner and their daughter.



707 thoughts on “The Odd Egg

  • Like many infertile women throughout history, hapless Duck suffers from social stigmatization and low self esteem Even though the obvious solution, adoption, is emotionally satisfying to her, she continues to suffer the mockery and criticism of her peers, who deride the physical dissimilarities between Duck and her unhatched egg Although hurt by their treatment, Duck offers the egg unshaken love, doing her best to provide physical and emotional protection I would have preferred had the eggs been [...]


  • Parents please screen this before reading it to young children Ack I don t know how to rate this book.I loved, loved, loved it up until the very last page, starting with the cover I was completely charmed It s sweet, very funny, the different sized pages make for much suspense Up until the last page it was probably a five star book for me, and certainly a four star book at least.The illustrations are absolutely adorable, as is most of the story.The last page I don t know what to say It s a surpr [...]


  • I thought the idea for this book is really cute I love how the pictures are so interactive and certain pages are smaller than the others so you see a progression and also a surprise with each turn of the page There s a fun surprise at the end when we see what hatches although I think sensitive readers might be a bit bothered because it is unclear whether the creature simply frightens the other birds away or perhaps eats them ETA My copy was from the library and the illustration inside the back f [...]




  • The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett is a beautifully illustrated picturebook with soft pencil drawings and lightly shaded watercolours, giving the book an honest and relatable feel Different sized folding pages made the reading experience exciting awaiting in anticipation to see what was beyond the next fold The ending was rather abrupt, but fitted the waiting game of the book as a whole, and provided a lovely double page spread with shadows to end.


  • A fun book about a whole bunch of new bird moms who are proud of their babies but duck s egg is very odd she found it There s a big surprise ending when her egg finally hatches.AlligatorsBirdsEggs


  • What makes an egg odd Read this book and find out Written and illustrated by Emily Gravett I have to say my favourite part of this book is the illustrations The illustrations are clear yet soft and each page has a good balance, it isn t over crowded which can take the focus away from the most important parts.This is the story of a male duck waiting to lay an egg, It is not made clear that the duck is a male in the book and to his surprise he does not lay an egg He stumbles upon a giant egg, and [...]


  • The duck is feeling the odd one out as he has not laid an egg when all the other birds had When Duck finds an egg of his own he s delighted and thinks it s the most beautiful egg in the world But all the other birds disagree and think it s a very strange egg The birds wait to see what happens when the egg hatches The illustrations on the pages clearly show the characters and provide humour throughout the story The illustrations and interesting page layout aid the book to revolve around the Duck [...]


  • I loved this picture book I usually divide picture books into four piles which sometimes venn diagram each other books I personally love because they appeal to something witty or personally moving for me books I would purchase for a child perhaps a nephew for a gift books I would read aloud to a class or use for a storytime, and books that I think should be put through a paper shredder Odd Egg falls into three of those categories If I were doing a regular storytime, I would try to read it aloud [...]


  • Duck is dismayed to discover that all the other birds have an egg except him Imagine his excitement when he finds one This is our second Emily Gravett find, and it has a little variety and story than Orange Pear Apple Bear It never bothers to explain why a male duck should be expecting to lay an egg in the first place, but the unique page layouts plot reveals are fun and the payoff is pretty funny don t miss the final illustration on the inside back cover.


  • I just used this in a preschool story hour, and they asked me to read it twice It s a simple story about waiting for eggs to hatch, but Gravett adds suspense by the clever use of flaps that conceal what emerges from each egg The kids loved it There isn t any higher recommendation than that.


  • I love the format of this book and the illustrations are lovely and clever, but then the ending is just abrupt and not very satisfying for kids.



  • This book is about a duck that finds a gigantic spotted egg and believes it to be the most beautiful egg in the world The other animals in the story make fun of the egg, but that doesn t seem to bother the duck The duck waits and waits for the egg to hatch, and finally it ends up hatching into an alligator I give this book 4 out of 5 stars Then Duck found an egg He thought it was the most beautiful egg in the whole wide world page 3 I like how the book has different flaps, which makes it fun and [...]


  • The illustrations and cut pages are great The story is a little strange All the birds have eggs Except Duck Duck is a he and obviously male so Duck should be a Drake That said, the story is still really cute up until the end when suddenly spoiler alert Duck s egg is not a duck or bird at all The ending is quite sudden and not particularly satisfying I did realize that because my copy is a library book with a taped on cover flap, I couldn t see the illustration on the inside back cover I poked ar [...]


  • At first, Duck does not have an egg Maybe because he is a male The illustration of him looking under his leg for his egg is very funny Then, Duck finds an egg an enormous, spotted egg.Of course, the eggs belonging to the other birds hatch first.Duck s egg takes a long time to hatchwhile Duck is knitting up a storm, patiently waiting.The other birds fall asleep until SNAP


  • Poor duck watches, sadly, as all of the other animals are laying eggs apart from her So duck go for a walk and finds a strange egg which she brings home as hers The other animals laugh at duck who patiently waits for her own egg to hatch But when it does, the other animals are in for a surprise With interactive pages that change in size with a surprise at every turn, kids will love the suspense of which baby is being born.


  • I feel like Emily Gravett is a solid 4 5 star picture book writer I feel like I could pick up most of her books and be entertained if not wowed, and this book certainly follows that theory.It s an entertaining read that takes advantage of a split page pages of an increasing size to show a progression format It s done well I feel sorry for poor duck Is duck s new baby going to eat duck when it gets older


  • Funny that I read this book after Kevin Henkes Egg, published almost ten years later, but has an almost identical premise In this book, all the birds lay an egg except duck Duck finds an egg All the other birds eggs hatch into cute little birds Duck s egg does NOT contain a bird I found the ending of this one a little abrupt The pencil illustrations are very nice, but don t pop.


  • Duck is the only one without an egg She finds one and waits for it to hatch All of the other eggs hatch first Finally, her egg hatches and she has quite a surprise an alligator hatches from her egg.Partial pages turn to build the story Be sure to look at illustrations in both directions.


  • Here was my Blackboard response to The Odd Egg, a picture book that I truly enjoyed and would teach in a primary classroom Kindergarten or first grade when hoping to convey the message about embracing differences rather than using them to divide While the word odd often evokes negative connotations of possessing an uncomfortable weirdness thus establishing difference and leading to separateness , perhaps it should be celebrated in a positive connotation, along the lines of uniqueness In The Odd [...]


  • It seems that all the birds have an egg, except for duck So when he finds an odd egg he adopts it as his own The book itself is really cool There are a few partial pages that introduce the different eggs But the story lacks.









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