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Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Many friends have posted photos of the nests and eggs in the planters on their porches, and I am in awe of the beauty in their colors and patterns. It was good timing, then, that Egg: Nature's Perfect Package by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page arrived on my library reserve list. I like being the first person to check out a new book, and this one is beautiful and filled with incredible facts. Organized by topics, the text can be savored fact-by-fact or read in its entirety (and then reread, as I have done). It is perfect for reading aloud to cause astonishment or to foster further reading. I learned so many fascinating things that I could list almost the whole book! The illustrations, of course, make the book shine even brighter. As with all his work, I am awestruck that the art is made from cut paper. Steve Jenkins is a master of that medium.

On another note, I offer thanks to the fan club member who presented me with How to Bake a Book by Ella Burfoot. Perhaps someday I will be able to do just that!


  1. Wow, he achieves that subtle gradation of color with cut paper!

  2. Our garden is ringed with birdhouses, mostly bluebirds. Eggs are coming soon.

  3. An amazing combination of science & art! I love How to Bake a Book, Jewel.

  4. I'm a big fan of Steve Jenkins and will have to look for this new one. And if anyone can bake a book, it would be you!