What Will Hatch written by Jennifer Ward, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani. Published by Bloomsbury, 2013.

What Will Hatch written by Jennifer Ward, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani. Published by Bloomsbury, 2013

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What Will Hatch? written by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani.

What Will Hatch? written by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani.

Reviews:

  • “Eggs come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most important question to young, curious minds is what will hatch? Science for the very young is done best through joyous learning; education will certainly hatch from these pages.” – Kirkus Reviews
  • An elegant interactive design and serene illustrations introduce readers to seven animals that hatch from eggs, including sea turtles, a crocodile, and a platypus. Egg-shaped die cuts peek between pages, as the collaborators give visual and textual clues that let readers guess what nestles inside each egg: “Warm seat. What will hatch? On Daddy’s feet—penguin.”  – Publishers Weekly
  • “Ghahremani’s folk-art gouache paintings on wood, in soft blues, browns, and greens, are filled with patterns and animals with softly rounded bodies-several in cartoon style. A die-cut hole in each sequence denotes the shape of the creature’s egg and is placed among other painted eggs.” – School Library Journal
  • “This attractive picture book introduces a variety of animals’ eggs in brief phrases that include the question “What will hatch?” The first double-page spread illustrates a beach where a clutch of round eggs lie in a hole. The text reads “SANDY ball. / WHAT will HATCH?” On the next spread, three little sea turtles make their way to the water as the text says, “PADDLE and CRAWL—SEA TURTLE.” A die-cut hole representing an egg in the first illustration becomes an ocean bubble on the next page.” – Booklist
 What Will Hatch? photo by Charlie Wright

ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR:

Award-winning author JENNIFER WARD and award-winning artist SUSIE GHAHREMANI are the creators of the wildly popular parenting book I LOVE DIRT! 52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Nature, which has been featured in Parenting magazine, Real Simple Magazine, and on National Public Radio. Jennifer Ward has authored several picture books, including her recent There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish. Susie Ghahremani is the founder of boygirlparty®, a whimsically illustrated stationery and gift brand with more than 300 products, that are popular everywhere from independent boutiques, galleries, and retailers such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom. What Will Hatch? was Susie’s debut picture book.

  • Age Range: 2 – 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 1
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens; First Edition edition (February 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080272311X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802723116

This book is also available in several translations, and as a board book as well!

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