P. ZONKA LAYS AN EGG by Julie Paschkis tells the charming story of a daydreaming chicken who lays a spectacular egg.
The other hens in the chicken yard can’t figure out why their friend spends her time observing the natural world rather than laying eggs, so they’re shocked when one day she lays a beautifully designed, multicolored egg.
Designed for ages 3 through 7, Paschkis’ colorful folk art style inspired by Ukrainian eggs designs will appeal to young readers. The simple, easy-to-understand picture book story focusing on the value of creativity and the beauty of nature will be appreciated by readers of all ages.
The book is a great addition to the library’s collection of Spring and Easter-themed books. Librarians will find the publisher “event kit” useful for promoting the book. Go to http://peachtree-online.com/pdfs/PZonkaEventKit.pdf.
To learn more about the Ukrainian egg designs, go to http://www.pysanky.info.
To enjoy the White House Easter Egg Roll, go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/EasterEggRoll/
To learn more about the author/illustrator, go to http://www.juliepaschkis.com/.
Published by Peachtree Publishers on March 1, 2015.