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An Egg Is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet

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An Egg Is Quiet

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4/5 (155 Bewertungen)
Länge:
30 Seiten
6 Minuten
Freigegeben:
Aug 20, 2013
ISBN:
9781452133133
Format:
Buch

Beschreibung

Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.
Freigegeben:
Aug 20, 2013
ISBN:
9781452133133
Format:
Buch

Über den Autor

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and is the founder of the Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas.

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  • (5/5)
    This book is an informational picture book that explains the life cycle of animals that come from eggs. It explains how the egg then hatches into an animal that isn't quiet. I would use this for kids from Kindergarten-2nd grade. The illustrations are ink and watercolor. This is an informational book.
  • (5/5)
    BEAUTIFUL book
  • (4/5)
    Not only does this book have beautiful illustrations, but it also can be connected to NGSS 2-LS4-1. The book's text and illustrations make it clear that eggs vary in size, color, shape, texture, and habitat. This book could support students as they research the different eggs in the book and learn about their diversity in different habitats.
  • (4/5)
    This is a lovely book. If I had a quiet, gentle, introverted, interesting little awesome kid in my life, I'd buy that kid this book.
  • (5/5)
    This book has beautiful artwork. The artwork is often to scale of the real egg, and gives the reader an accurate picture to look at. This book makes good use of labels. It explores the different characteristics of an egg. This book might be a great edition to my CER framework Owl unit because it talks about structure and characteristics of eggs. This could relate to how the structure and characteristics of different eggs affect their survival rate. Maybe what is the function of these different characteristics. Which eggs are able to blend in more with their surroundings. This would fit into the Extend part of the 5E model, because it explores what we previously talked about in the Owl unit about camouflage and function of structure (specifically color).
  • (5/5)
    This informational book is not only exceptionally illustrated, but it also introduces vocabulary such as camouflage, textured, fossilized, and more. Because of the illustrations, children can make observations on the size, color, and shape of a variety of eggs.
  • (4/5)
    This informational text shows the reader the different types of eggs there are. It demonstrates how different birds or animals will lay different types of eggs. This book tells us how parents take care of the eggs, how to keep them safe, the different colors of eggs, the different shapes and sizes of eggs, and so much more. Towards the end, we see what the inside of the egg contains and how it hatches too!
  • (4/5)
    Gorgeous. I want badly to give it five stars. However, I have a major beef about one aspect of the science.

    The concept of evolution is still not universally accepted. One reason why not is that it is misunderstood. That is because, all too often, we are taught that evolution is somehow 'purposeful' and that it leads to 'higher' or superior life-forms. This is wrong.

    Evolution works by *chance.* The offspring that have the *most appropriate* characteristics (not the 'best' adaptations!) for their environment, and that are the luckiest, are the ones that will survive to pass their genes to their offspring. If the situation changes, those adaptations & characteristics will not be well-suited, and that life-form will evolve differently. Or it will die out. What actually happens to a line depends on whether their genes are lucky enough to mutate fast enough to keep pace with the change in the environment.


    So. Eggs are *not* clever" to use camoflage. In no scientific sense at all can one say that "an egg does not want to be eaten by a raccoon..."

    I can (just barely) forgive the author for "eggs are artistic" - though I would prefer 'lovely' or even 'like art.' But I cannot accept "eggs are clever" - that's just bad science in a science book. Too bad.

    (minor edits 1.4 yrs after reading, for clarity)
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  • (3/5)
    Very realistic illustrations. A lot of information about animals that come from eggs. Factual. Reads like a textbook. Non-fiction.
  • (5/5)
    A wonderful piece of literature that explores all the many forms of eggs in nature. This book explores the various characteristics of many forms of eggs that exist.I really loved this book. The illustrations provided an easy read and intriguing for the reader. I would love to use this book with my class to explore a lesson on biology. Eggs come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, and exposing children to various eggs can be challenging, but this book does a wonderful job of exposing children to all the different forms.
  • (5/5)
    The artists and illustrator of this entire picture book series are meant for each other. They're team work creates beautiful informational books that will captivate and excite young student readers. Each page, as the other books, are full of visual and textual information. In this particular book is goes through all types of eggs. It shows the colors, sizes, shapes, animals, growth, and process to do with eggs. The front cover is full of eggs labeled and the back cover is full of the animals that come from the eggs. The book hold the big contrast of quiet and noisy till the very end when an animal is born. Once again a great book to read to for a science class. If doable, it'd be awesome to have chick eyes in the classroom in an incubator for the students to watch over and see become chicks. It would bring all their knowledge around to experiencing it in real life.
  • (4/5)
    This is an informational book that describes all sorts of eggs. It tells why some eggs are shaped the way they are, why some are hard, and why some are soft. It tells what happens when an egg hatches. It would be a good book to use in a Kindergarten or 1st grade classroom in preparation for a study of birds, or reptiles.
  • (4/5)
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I really liked the details that were put into the illustrations. The illustrations helped me picture the eggs that were being described. I also really liked the many different textual features. There were a couple of pages that had the life span of the egg on a timeline and I thought this would be great for younger children to be able to visualize how these eggs actually turn into animals. I also really liked the language. It was very descriptive when it was describing the eggs. For example the book says, "An egg is textures" and then on the same page it says, "There are hard eggs and soft eggs and gooey eggs." Then it goes in to say what kind of eggs are hard and soft. Overall, I thought this was a great book to educate children on the different kinds of animal eggs. The big idea of this book was to inform readers on the different types of eggs.
  • (4/5)
    Such a delightful book, but must be given due time for exploration. I think this book is best shared overhead or with one or two children at a time. Every egg is so wonderfully described and drawn in detail. Vocab, vocab, vocab. Plus the humor near the end of the book is a wonderful addition.
  • (5/5)
    This is a beautifully presented book about the different kinds of eggs. Some eggs are colorful, some are textured. Some eggs are big and some are small. Not all eggs are oval but all eggs are quite. Syliva Long does a beautiful job illustrating the delicate intricacies of individual eggs. Kids will enjoy the ideas presented as well as the illustrations. This is an excellent book to introduce kids to the concept of similarities and differences, and to nature. This would probably be a favorite of mine to display because the over is so pretty, it would certainly be a quick grab for parents interested in picture book artwork.
  • (4/5)
    What lovely illustrations! I learned a few things about eggs, to boot! Wow.
  • (5/5)
    I would use this book in conjunction with Animals Babies to show how different animals can be.This book has beautiful illustrations of all the different egg types represented. It also shows how different eggs are nested and kept warm until they develop into whatever creature they turn into. It also shows how different eggs can be from each other and how they can camouflage into their surroundings to protect themselves against predators. I really, really loved this book. The way it shows all of the eggs in one set of drawings, then what they turn into at the the of the book was brilliant!
  • (5/5)
    It is obvious why this book has won so many awards. An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston is a beautifully written non fiction text that is perfect for teachers in BC. The book discribes key elements of an egg such as: size, colour, life cycle etc. A must for all Libraries!
  • (4/5)
    Like their subsequent A Seed Is Sleepy (which I chanced to read first), author Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrator Sylvia Long have created an immensely appealing nature-study with An Egg Is Quiet, one that both educates and enthralls. Each two-page spread opens with a general statements about eggs - "An egg is colorful. An egg is shapely. An egg is clever." - before presenting examples, and more detailed information. The accompanying illustrations are simply gorgeous, perfectly capturing the beauty of these animals-to-be.From the breathtaking first and last pages - which show a wealth of eggs, and the creatures who hatched from them, respectively - to the dual-narrative text that draws young readers in, this picture-book succeeds on every level. A visual feast and an educational triumph! Here's hoping this team will collaborate on many more nature-oriented titles for young readers!
  • (4/5)
    A beautifully illustrated introduction to eggs: their diversity and their purpose. I was disappointed that, when eggs were enlarged, it simply said "larger than actual size," rather than giving a general idea if it were 10 times larger, 100 times larger, etc. I think some sort of reference for that would have been helpful.
  • (4/5)
    I really liked this book. I think it is a really great way to show students about all the different types of eggs there are and all of the different organisms that lay the eggs. I think this would be a great supplement to a science unit. I also think that the book puts a lot of hard science ideas into a child's realm of knowledge and that is great. I also really like all of the illustrations in this book because they are so realistic.
  • (3/5)
     I personally had mixed feelings about this book. I thought that it was helpful as an informational text however it was not something that I would typically pick as a book to read. As an informational book, it was well-organized and repetitive so that readers can expect what would come next. The information provided in the book about eggs was interesting and engaging, especially because eggs aren't typically a topic that is deeply researched. The illustrations were also fit to the writing and enhanced the story greatly. Each characteristic was expanded through the spread of the page. For example, regarding the texture of the egg, some are hard, soft, gooey, smooth, and rough. The book shows examples of each texture along with the type of egg that is being shown. These visuals allow students to correlate the meaning with the picture. I believe that the main message of the author was to inform readers more of eggs and how they have more than one characteristic because people typically think that they're just ovals, white, and hard.
  • (5/5)
    Content: As the title suggests, this book focuses on eggs. Presented in a lyrical way, the reader can learn about eggs of all different shapes, sizes and species.My reaction: I simply adore this book and while the text is wonderful and poetic, most of my reaction comes from the illustrations. The pictures are soft and beautiful and yet very realistic. The book is packed with information but due to the design can be used for many different reading levels and purposes. My favourite part is actually the endpapers—on the front you see them crammed full of eggs and on the back you see their adult counterparts.Recommended Age Level: 4-10Series Information: While not technically a series, the artist and illustrator have come together to create multiple books with the same style format. These include: A Rock is Lively, A Seed is Sleepy and A Butterfly is Patient.Awards: 2007 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
  • (4/5)
    Incorporating literature into the science curriculum, or any curriculum, is a great method. When students read nonfiction selections, such as this one, they are drawn in by the deep content of the text, the fascinating images, and the thought provoking concepts presented. There are more than 60 different egg types in this book, which includes facts on each. As for the text alone, I really like the way the book incorporates the use of two different fonts. The larger of the two is in a script like font and is used to draw the reader's attention to the topic sentence of the page. Whereas, the smaller font is in print and shares the facts with the reader, which are based on the topic sentence. As for the illustrations, I think they are done wonderfully. They are colorful and filled of texture. This is definitely a book that I would read to my class, perhaps in a lesson on how life forms and comes to be. However, it would also serve as a benefit to let the students individually view this book because of the details that are within it.
  • (5/5)
    If eggs didn't excite you before, they definetly will after reading this book. Eggs come is different sizes, colors, shapes, and textures. Some eggs are as small as jelly beans and others so big it takes two hands to hold it. Read this book to see how interesting eggs really are.
  • (4/5)
    It is a great book to teach children the development of the egg. It teaches children how eggs can be different but at the end it gives a little creature growing inside.
  • (4/5)
    Aston celebrates the ubiquitous egg while long provides lovely illustrations of eggs from a variety of species. A great introductory science text to help with life cycle units.
  • (5/5)
    This book is the story of eggs, both animal and insect. There is a poetic story line, which is then embellished with more scientific information. However the best part of this book is the illustrations. They are beautiful, accurately depicting many different kinds of eggs.
  • (4/5)
    Beautiful watercolor illustrations of eggs, birds, and animals teach children about the magic of eggs. Some of the vocabulary is a bit high level for kdg and the book would not do well in a large group setting due to its tiny print and detailed drawings but, it is extremely informative and very beautiful. this book will teach children to respect nature and all its creatures.
  • (4/5)
    A combination of beautiful illustrations with great information. Describes many different eggs, their different characteristics, and the animals the produce them.