A simple and appealing story in the vein of the author and illustrator’s beloved The Carrot Seed.
The illustrations in The Happy Egg should seem familiar to lovers of children’s books as it is drawn by Crockett Johnson who wrote and illustrated Harold and the Purple Crayon. Johnson’s wife, Ruth Krauss (1901–1993), was also a well respected children’s author winning two Caldecott Honor books, The Happy Day and A Very Special House. One of my favorite books by Krauss (in collaboration with her husband) is called The Carrot Seed (published in 1945) which teaches the patience and technique of planting a seed and helping it grow. The Happy Egg is another beautiful collaboration between the husband and wife and it’s a lovely addition to any children’s library and perfect for Easter.
The Happy Egg celebrates the wonder of a new life, which is the perfect Easter gift. What was once just a tiny little egg becomes an amazing baby bird. When it was just a little egg, it couldn’t sing and certainly couldn’t fly, but when the time was right – Pop! – out comes a little bird who can do almost anything. It’s a perfect and simple book for any toddler and a sweet bed time story for young children to enjoy.
About the Author: Ruth Krauss, a member of the experimental Writer’s Laboratory at the Bank Street School in New York City in the 1940s, imaginatively used humor and invented words to create some of the very first books for children that highlighted the child’s inner life. She collaborated with some of the greatest illustrators in children’s literature, including Maurice Sendak, who described her as a ‘giant’ in children’s literature, and her husband, Crockett Johnson. / Crockett Johnson was the author and illustrator of the popular American comic strip, Barnaby.
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