Favorite author/illustrator Ruth Heller - whose many clever nonfiction books make learning science and language concepts easy - introduces children to egg-laying creatures in this colorful, rhyming extravaganza. Not only birds lay eggs, she explains, but reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and various other invertebrates do, too. There are even two mammals in this exclusive club: the spiny anteater and the duckbill platypus.
Dispelling the preconception that only moms are responsible for egg welfare, Heller points out such active fathers as the Siamese fighting fish and the seahorse.
Balance is everything in Heller's books, and once again the author has gotten it just right. Though she presents a hefty amount of information, including new vocabulary (try "oviporous" on for size), and facts to astound even relatively knowledgeable adults (did you know that not all eggs are egg-shaped, or even round?), she does so in such an accessible way that even young listeners will catch on.
Her bright, detailed pictures provide just the right amount of support to the minimal, rhyming text, and the result is a wonderful way to get young children excited about future science lessons.
In 1988, Jeff and Greg Danz had a dream. They would open a store that they would want to shop. So they bought an empty turn of the century building in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The brothers spent a year restoring the building and developing the concept for what would become Zandbroz Variety. When the doors opened in May of 1989, Zandbroz was a bookstore with an eclectic mix of other inventory, an old fashioned soda fountain and coffee bar. The store was a hit and a couple of years later a second location was opened in Fargo, ND. Zandbroz Variety started in a world before Barnes and Noble, Starbucks and internet shopping were part of the landscape. That of course all changed and so too Zandbroz has evolved and changed –THIRTY years later and we are still here!
420 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
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