All the birds lay eggs - the robin, hen, parrot, owl, and flamingo. All the birds...except duck.
But duck finds an egg! A beautiful, lovely egg! Unfortunately, no one but duck thinks it's such a great egg....but he doesn't care.
Then the eggs hatch....all except duck's. But duck is patient. He waits, and waits, and one day....crack!
I won't give away the ending, but it is deliciously perfect!
The pictures are sly little masterpieces, with cut pages (like the Hungry Caterpillar) that add to the little jokes and the final big surprise!
Verdict: This is an updated verdict! I've read this in multiple storytimes, on many, many school visits, to colleagues, to waiters in restaurants (yes, I have impromptu storytimes in restaurants with my colleagues. Depends on the restaurant, of course) and it is universally giggled over. Lovely.
ISBN: 978-1416968726; Published January 2009 by Simon & Schuster; Borrowed from the library; Purchased for the library; Added to my personal wishlist