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The Resource I'm not hatching, Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan

I'm not hatching, Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan

Label
I'm not hatching
Title
I'm not hatching
Statement of responsibility
Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan
Title variation
I am not hatching
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peep can't wait for Egg to hatch. They will have so much fun together! But Egg isn't quite ready ... yet"--
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Character
Illustration
Review
  • Preschool-Grade 1 Peep can’t wait until her friend Egg hatches, so she tries to entice her with exciting plans. “We can watch the sunrise from the roof of the henhouse,” Peep suggests. But Egg is reticent: “Too high . . . I’m not hatching.” For each of Peep’s plans, Egg always has an excuse or justification, punctuating her point with a repeated “I’m not hatching.” With every negative comment from her friend, Peep grows increasingly annoyed—her unmistakable facial expressions are marvelously rendered in Wan’s ­cartoonish, thick-lined illustrations—but when Peep decides to leave Egg alone, Egg decides it’s better to come out of her shell. Gehl’s use of hatching as a metaphor is a great choice for the story, particularly for little ones feeling shy themselves. Her short sentences, along with the predictable plot and repeated refrain, make this a great read-aloud, particularly in concert with Wan’s bold, eye-catching, large-format artwork. Kids will get a kick out of Peep and Egg’s hilarious antics, and adults will be grateful for the breezy introduction to conversations about fears. -- Lock, Anita (Reviewed 2/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 11, p53)
  • PreS-K—Peep, an adorable baby chick, can barely wait for Egg to hatch. Egg, however, is hesitant. In fact, Egg is so fearful that he has decided not to hatch at all. In an attempt to lure her anxious friend out of his shell, Peep begins describing all the things they can do together. When she tells Egg they can watch the sunrise from the roof of the henhouse, Egg informs her that the roof is too high. When she suggests splashing in puddles, Egg drolly replies, "Too wet." Each entreaty is illustrated with an exuberant Peep wreathed in smiles and a very dour Egg looking put upon. The tide turns, however, when Peep leaves without reading Egg a story. He is so desirous of one that he hatches, and the book concludes with the two of them on the roof of the henhouse happily reading, albeit with Egg sporting a helmet in case of a fall! Charmingly illustrated by Wan with bold strokes and spot-on facial expressions, this picture book is delightful. Gehl has created an appealing duo with the enthusiastic Peep and the lovably neurotic Egg. The constant refrain of "I'm not hatching" will be a winner at storytime. VERDICT A clever way to demonstrate overcoming one's fears.—Amy Nolan, St. Joseph Public Library, St. Joseph, MI --Amy Nolan (Reviewed 02/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 2, p66)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470323
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gehl, Laura
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.G2588
LC item number
Ih 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wan, Joyce
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Peep and Egg
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chickens
  • Eggs
  • Sisters
  • Childbirth
  • Fear
  • Picture books for children
  • Chickens
  • Eggs
  • Sisters
  • Birth
  • Fear
  • Chickens
  • Childbirth
  • Eggs
  • Fear
  • Picture books for children
  • Sisters
Target audience
preschool
Label
I'm not hatching, Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn904082023
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374301217
Lccn
2015017954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904082023
Label
I'm not hatching, Laura Gehl ; pictures by Joyce Wan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn904082023
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374301217
Lccn
2015017954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904082023

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