Whose Egg Is That?
Darrin Lunde, author
Darrin Lunde is the collection manager in the Division of Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. He's written several books for children, including Whose Footprint is That? and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book Hello, Bumblebee Bat, as well as Hello, Baby Beluga, and Meet the Meerkat. Darrin lives near Washington, DC.
Kelsey Oseid, illustrator
Kelsey Oseid illustrated Whose Poop is That? She works in both traditional and digital mediums and often mixes the two to create her illustrations. Kelsey lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Guess whose egg this is.
The format of this interactive introduction to egg identification is unchanged from previous titles in the series (Whose Footprint Is That?, 2019, etc.). On one spread, set against a blank background, the title question is asked, the egg is shown, and a clue—perhaps a part of the creature or a glimpse of its habitat—is given. Turn the page to find the answer along with a short paragraph of further information set on a full-bleed scene of the creature and its nest. Interestingly, birds are not the only animals featured; following robin, ostrich, penguin, and killdeer eggs, we see the fossilized egg of a dinosaur, a leatherback sea turtle’s egg buried in the sand, and even an egg belonging to a mammal—a platypus. The simple, two-level text (both using relatively large type) offers options for beginning readers; the images will show well to a group. The fun is in the puzzle, so those reading this aloud should be sure to give their audience time to react. For those intrigued by the subject, there are further facts on a final page. The creators’ choice of subjects is thoughtful, the information accurate, and the design appealing, making this a solid addition to a nature shelf even if it already includes Mia Posada’s Guess What Is Growing Inside this Egg? (2007).
Egg-spect requests for more nature-themed puzzles like this.
What came first, the egg or the chicken? This informative book looks at various eggs and prompts the reader to guess to whom the egg belongs to. From emperor penguins to dinosaurs, this book provides information regarding each egg, the mammal it belongs to, and its habitat. Geared for younger children, this book would be an interesting and engaging read for a STEM class introducing a lesson on eggs. Due to its repetitive nature and inclusion of simple short facts, this book may be deemed as uninteresting for older children or those more acquainted with various mammals. The images within are colorfully detailed, with emphasis on the uniqueness of each mammals' egg. Towards the end of the book is a two page spread of egg facts which are sure to pique the interest of older children. For the animal lover in your life and classroom, this book will be perfect to read aloud.
Page count: 32
10 x 7