Monday, September 14, 2015
Non-Fiction Monday: Egg: nature's perfect package by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Egg: nature's perfect package by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. unpgd. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March, 2015. 9780547959092. (Purchased)
Eggs may be the perfect protein but they are also the perfect package. Jenkins and Page are back with a gorgeous volume that looks at and explains eggs of all sorts - how big they are; what they look like; how parents protect their potential offspring; and how they are incubated (not all eggs are warmed by parental bodies). As usual, the facts are cogent and interesting and the collage illustrations are gorgeous. Report writers can also consult the backmatter, where thumbnail reproductions of the illustrations are accompanied by additional facts.
Really, spend some time poring over this one. There's so much to absorb and the presentation is so appealing. Books by this husband and wife team are automatic purchases for me and should be for school and public libraries.