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The odd egg

The odd egg

Gravett, Emily

When Duck finds an egg of his own he's delighted; it's the most beautiful egg in the world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed and everyone's in for a big surprise when the egg hatches!

Hardback, Book. English. Picture Books. Children's stories. Early Years. Board books.
Published London: Macmillan Children's, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Emily Gravett
ISBN: 0230750486, 9780230750487
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2008.
Note: Board book.
Physical Description: [28] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 15 x 22 cm.
Subject: Ducks Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Eggs Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Emily Gravett is twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for her debut picture book Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. An author/illustrator of unique talent and tremendous skill she has a host other of award-winning and critically acclaimed books to her name, including: Orange Pear Apple Bear and Monkey and Me. Emily lives in Brighton with her partner, daughter and the family dogs.


If you're only going to buy one book for your two-year-old, make sure it is Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg.
Daily Telegraph||Egg stories do not come much better than Emily Gravett's The Odd Egg . . . exquisitely expressive.
The Times||On no account cheat with this book! The surprise ending will delight again and again.
Guardian||A charming tale
Observer||Another triumph for Gravett
Sunday Times