Monday, July 3, 2017

Nonfiction Monday: Shake a leg, egg! by Kurt Cyrus

From the title and some of Cyrus' previous books, which we've greatly enjoyed at the library, I'd been expecting a rollicking, silly rhyming story about hatching eggs. Instead, I found a lovely, upbeat story about a hatching gosling.

A cozy nest, anxious mother goose, and fuzzy goslings are eagerly awaiting the arrival of one last sibling. "Hello in there!/Are you aware.../how long we've all been waiting?". Amidst an exuberant spring, hatching eggs, rippling brooks, and swirling flocks of geese, a baby gosling finally pecks through and joins her family.

A simple, sweet story of hatching eggs and new family members. Perfect for storytime and spring.

Verdict: Delightful rhymes, simple story, and luscious illustrations make this a great choice for storytime and any library collection.

ISBN: 9781481458481; Published 2017 by Beach Lane Books; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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