cover image What Will Hatch?

What Will Hatch?

Jennifer Ward, illus. by Susie Ghahremani. Walker, $12.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-8027-2311-6

An elegant interactive design and serene illustrations introduce readers to seven animals that hatch from eggs, including sea turtles, a crocodile, and a platypus. Egg-shaped die cuts peek between pages, as the collaborators give visual and textual clues that let readers guess what nestles inside each egg: %E2%80%9CWarm seat. What will hatch? On Daddy%E2%80%99s feet%E2%80%94penguin.%E2%80%9D Ghahremani offers almost toylike images of the parents and their offspring; the texture of the wood she paints on bleeds through to create a homey back-to-nature vibe. A closing spread provides further information about the births of the %E2%80%9Coviparous animals%E2%80%9D in the book, as well as a goldfinch and a chicken, to boot. Up to age 5. Agent: Stefanie von Borstel, Full Circle Literary. (Feb.)