Egg by Kevin Henkes was published in 2017 by Greenwillow B—as pretty much all of his picture books in the last ten years have been.
Egg is told 90% or more by the illustrations. And isn’t that what we expect from an illustrator? I counted 65 words and lots of adorable pictures.
Egg is an endearing story about friendship, persistence and surprise! It might even open a conversation about differences and taking a chance on unexpected friendships.
I think every small child in your life will love it. And will want to read it aloud to you 100 times, at least.
I think that’s one of the marks of a great picture book. What do you think?