Book Review – An Extraordinary Egg

An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni (Jacana Media) ISBN 9781431424603

Jessica, the frog, lives with two other frogs on Pebble Island. She is full of wonder and likes to wander off to explore the far reaches of the island and discover new things.

One day Jessica shows her friends a large smooth, round pebble she has found. The frog who knows everything, tells her that it’s not in fact a pebble but an egg. An endearing friendship forms between the animal that emerges from the egg and Jessica the frog.

An Extraordinary Egg is a heart-warming and funny story about mistaken identity and the freedom of not knowing your limitations. Leo Lionni is a writer-illustrator, and his pictures will enamour both adults and children.

Ashleigh Seton-Rogers

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