Joyce Dunbar Eggday

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Eggday

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"Tomorrow is Eggday", Dora the duck proclaims. "We are having a best-egg contest". Gideon the goat, Pogson the pig, and Humphrey the horse are thrilled. They can hardly wait for the big day. But first, they need to figure out a few things: What kind of egg does a pig lay? What does a horse egg look like? How does a goat lay an egg anyway? Full color.

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In a story both clever and wise, Dora the duck decrees that the following day will be "eggday," complete with a competition for best egg. She tells Humphrey the horse to bring a "horse egg," Pogson the pig a "pig egg," and so on. Humphrey, Pogson and their pal Gideon the goat have no idea how to lay an egg, but they give it a spirited try, letting out a cacophony of oinking, neighing and bleating. Dunbar's (This Is the Star) text, suspended in black type at an angle, seems simple and purely funny, but it implicitly reminds readers of familiar, worthwhile lessons about competition and creativity. Hetty the hen, matter-of-factly pointing out that the male animals from non-egg-laying species aren't equipped for Dora's task, suggests an imaginative alternative. Cabrera's (Cat's Colors) eye-catching artwork covers every inch of the double-page spreads with thick brushstrokes in vibrant colors that seem infused with the spring sunshine; the curving horizon in her backgrounds is just one sign of the inspired, childlike style of her compositions. Ages 3-6.
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Dunbar (Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep, 1998, etc.) joins Helme Heine (The Most Wonderful Egg in the World, 1983) and Mary Jane Auch (The Easter Egg Farm, 1992) in serving up with gusto a cast of unusual egg producers. When Dora the duck announces ``Tomorrow is Eggday,'' Pogson the pig, Humphrey the horse, and Gideon the goat are puzzled as to how they will lay a pig egg, a horse egg, and a goat egg in their respective efforts to win the contest. The instructive Hetty Hen, a true egg-layer, quickly sets them straight, lending her own eggs, which they decorate for the contest. As expected, Dora the duck's own egg hatches overnight, and she declares a new holidayDuckling Day. Cabrera transforms the farmyard plot with a pleasingly free-form style and candy-bright colors. Every page bristles with color; brush strokes, dots, blots, and thumbprints create multi-layered scenes that fairly sing. (Picture book. 3-6) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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