Jill Esbaum I Hatched!

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I Hatched!

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From the illustrator of Little Pea comes a gleeful, goofy, gorgeous celebration of being new, curious, and ready to take on the world--perfect for fans of Duck and Goose

A baby chick bursts from his egg and into the world with hilarious enthusiasm, awe, and I-can't-help-myself energy, capturing babies' delight in new discovery and parents' joy in this amazing new person. Rompy, rhyming text evokes the zeal of a toddler who's eager for everything. And Jen Corace's gorgeous artwork is alive with critters and curiosities and surprises--the biggest of which? The hatching of a new baby sister, to the absolute delight of her now "expert" big brother!

Breathless, breathtaking, and downright funny, this story is sure to find fans in new moms, toddlers, and big brothers and sisters too.

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About the Author:

Jill Esbaum is a full-time writer who lives on a farm with her husband and children in Dixon, IA.

Jen Corace is the illustrator of Little Pea, Little Oink, and Little Hoot, among many other books. She lives in Providence, RI.

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A killdeer chick bursts from its shell with a “CRACK!” and sets off to explore the big wide world. From the get-go, Esbaum’s text crackles with energy: “Hoo-boy, that shell was getting tight. / I shake myself. / Look left. Look right. / I feel my legs, all folded up. / They’re wobbly. Will the hold me. . . ? / Yup.” The chick sets off running, feeling its feathers ruffle in the breeze and seeing its reflection in a pond. Along the way, the chick notices things about its body, from “lots of teensy feathers” to blinking eyes and a long, sharp beak. The chick is full of enthusiasm and pride, much like a human toddler. Corace’s ink, watercolor, and pencil illustrations add plenty of charm, as our chick teeters on long, long legs and passes everything from tortoises to butterflies. In the end, when the chick’s mother calls her little one back with a “kil-DEE-DEE-DEE!,” there’s a surprise waiting: a newly hatched baby sister. Rollicking from start to finish, this has oomph is spades—enough to match bouncing storytime attendees. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ann Kelley

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