Picture Book: Esme's Egg – Neil Griffiths (Author) & Christine Grove (Illustrator)
Recommended for: Babies/Toddlers/Younger Readers
Now, sometimes a picture paints a thousand words, and for me the best part of this story is the grumpy expression that Esme wears on her face for most of it. For some reason, I find the idea of a grumpy hen hilarious, and in all fairness, if i'd spent all that time popping out an egg I'd be pretty grumpy if someone came along and took it off me. It's nice and brightly illustrated, and I really do like that grumpy hen. The story itself is fun, and wordier than most of the picture books that I've reviewed, so if it's one you're planning on getting your children to read it's a good way of challenging them once they've been reading for a little while.
Definitely worth checking out, especially if you're children even wonder where their boiled eggs come from.