Boxer Books

The Overeager Egg

By Milja Praagman (Author)


Pub Date 1/2/2024

ISBN 9781914912740

Format Hardcover Picture Book


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Beautifully illustrated picture book by an award-winning author-illustrator.

A little egg falls out of its nest and goes in search of its mommy. Can it find her? He asks lots of other animals for help—but eventually Daddy finds the egg and takes it back to the nest to hatch into a beautiful swan.
“Within the confines of a story we’ve heard before, Praagman has crafted a marvelous fatherhood tale that upsets those old expectations in just the right way. You don’t have to be a daddy to appreciate this stirring single-dad tale (a rarity of its kind).” — Kirkus

“Like the tone of the story, Praagman’s spare graphic illustrations set against solid colored backgrounds mix vintage feel with modern sensibility . . . A quiet and cozy tale with a subtle paradigm shift.”— School Library Journal


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Milja Praagman is a celebrated illustrator and writer from the Netherlands, whose fresh and distinctive graphic style results in colorful and naive pictures. She has won numerous awards.

Title Details

Pages 32 pages, all in color

Trim 9.06 x 10.2 x 0 Inches

Territories WENG

Category Picture Books

Age Range 3 to 6