P. Zonka Lays an Egg (Paperback)

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By Julie Paschkis, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
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When dreamy hen P. Zonka starts laying eggs, the other chickens are in for a spectacular surprise This springtime delight from Julie Paschkis is inspired by Ukrainian pysanky.

★ "Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles." ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

★ "A lyrical and lushly illustrated allegory about creativity and taking time to notice beauty." ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

★ "A first-rate selection." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"If every picture book is a little world unto itself, P. Zonka Lays an Egg is a place where the skies are forever bright and all things radiate delicious hues." ―The Wall Street Journal

Extraordinary hen P. Zonka spends her time taking in the beauty around her: the shiny green of the grass, the buttery yellow of the dandelions, the deep blue of the sky. The other hens can't understand why she never lays eggs like they do―they think she's just plain lazy. But when P. Zonka finally decides to give egg-laying a try, the other chickens are in for a spectacular surprise

Award-winning author and illustrator Julie Paschkis is sure to delight readers with this lovely story, inspired by the Ukrainian tradition of pysanky, about enriching the imagination and appreciating the beauty of the world


Parents' Choice Recommended Award ―Parents' Choice Foundation
Best Children's Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
CCBC Choices (Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers) ―Cooperative Children's Book Center
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens ―Capitol Choices
Texas 2 2 Reading List ―Texas Library Association
Georgia Children's Picture Book Award (Nominee) ―University of Georgia
Red Clover Award (Honor List) ―Vermont Department of Libraries

Also by Julie Paschkis:
Albert the Fix-it Man
Kalinka and Grakkle
Mooshka, A Quilt Story
Where is Catkin?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561459865
ISBN-10: 1561459860
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English