Poor Hattie Peck simply loves eggs, but she has only ever laid one egg—and it never hatched. Eggs are all she thinks about, all she dreams about. No egg is too big; no egg is too small. So if she can’t lay another egg, she’s going to have to go out into the world to find one.
Hattie Peck has a message about how people can love and have families even if they are not born to the birth mother. It’s a great message for adopted families and children and it contains a lot of humor and great for read alouds.
Hattie is upset when she is only able to lay one egg that never hatched and she goes off to find an egg that can be her own so she can start her very own family. As she begins searching she realizes that there are SO MANY abandoned eggs just waiting for her to find. She looks everywhere – from way up high in the mountains to dark caves to even below the ground. As she gathers all these eggs she returns home and begins to sit on them waiting for them to hatch. Finally, there is a Crack! Scratch! Tap! and all the eggs begin to hatch all together! With a cute surprise ending, this is sure to make kids laugh and smile. This is a lovely book for families of all kinds!
About the Author: Emma Levey works in everything from print and gouache, to photography and 3-D. Emma is based in a teeny, tiny village called Llancarfan, in the south of Wales.
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