A classic tale retold with a modern twist. Illustrated with beautiful Japanese-style woodcuts.
by Tina Matthews
The crisp, graphic artwork in this delightful book will mesmerise baby and toddler alike. Babies of any age will love listening to your voice as you read the story, and will be attracted to the bold black and white illustrations. Out of the Egg is a reworked version of the traditional tale of the hardworking Little Red Hen. Little Red Hen’s own baby chick befriends the offspring of the lazy cat, rat and pig and together they play. By the end of the day each baby learns a new lesson in forgiveness and sharing.
- Dramatic black/white woodcuts with splashes of red and green enhance this meaningful saga, giving it a contemporary feel.
- Best First Book Award New Zealand Post Book Awards, 2008, and Notable Book, Picture Book of the Year Category, Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards in 2008.