Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Book pick of the week ~ Chickens Aren't the Only Ones

This was one of my very favorite books when I was little. I remember asking my mom to read it nearly everyday for a while there. It was the reason that when we came across this at the beach, I knew what it was! Anything that leaves a 20 year long good impression has to get a moment of recognition.

So this weeks book pick is Chicken's Aren't the Only Ones, by Ruth Heller. Packed full with information on the worlds egg layers in a quick and poetic tone, this book is sure to fascinate even the youngest book lovers.

This page says "The Ostrich lays the largest egg, and the hummingbird the smallest."

The beautiful artistry doesn't hurt it's fame in my mind either. Looking at all these eggs on this page compared to one another always fascinated me. I would always try to guess which egg was the robins egg, and where in the world the chicken fit in to this picture with all their colorful eggs and all chickens ever laid was brown, brown, brown. (We had our own hens and I don't think I had ever had white eggs at the time. Or cows milk, come to think of it.)

I loved the part about the ocean egg layers as well... Alex recently used the egg sack laid by a shark as a clue in our Animal, Animal, or Animal game we play in the car.

This page says "The mother seahorse lays her eggs inside the fathers pouch. He keeps them there until they hatch and then he's through. I think that's nice of him, don't you?"

Such a beautiful book, and worth checking out!


Tan Family said...

What a wonderful book! I will have to go find a copy. Love your blog! --Jennifer

sarah in the woods said...

I love Ruth Heller books!