Egg

Robert Burton, Author, Jane Burton, Author, Jane Burton, Photographer DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) $13.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-56458-460-1
The publisher's characteristically crisp, clean design nicely serves this well-thought-out chronicle of eggs and hatching. Birds (among them the penguin, the familiar street pigeon and the more exotic golden pheasant of China) take up the first part of this book, while the latter sections are devoted to such hatchlings as the corn snake, the Kerry slug and a trio of fish. Each spread boasts a series of color photographs, the first of an egg that is either intact or has its ``pip'' (the first visible sign of the hatching process), the remainder showing, in distinct stages, the infant creature pecking, slithering or swimming its way out of its first home. A final view captures the fledgling in youthful glory at, for example, the age of two days, or presents a full-grown adult specimen. Captions, blocks of text and miniature sidebars convey, with remarkable accessibility, a wealth of information, from the given creature's habitat to the length of its incubation period and nesting patterns. Something to crow over. Ages 5-8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/28/1994
Release date: 03/01/1994
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 45 pages - 978-0-7894-6069-1
Prebound-Other - 45 pages - 978-0-606-17807-5
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-28472-1
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.