The Most Wonderful Egg in the World: 04/01/11
The Most Wonderful Egg in the World by Helme Heine isn't a picture book I would have picked for myself. My son though raved about it for a month, having read it in school. As I have an open reading policy, meaning I will read whatever my children recommend to me, I checked out a copy to read together at home.
The king has three extraordinary egg laying hens. He decides to hold a contest. The hen who lays the best egg will become a princess. Dotty, Stalky and Plumy each lay magnificent eggs. They are so wonderful the king can't decide.
Being king, though, he doesn't have to decide. That's what Sean loves best about the book. Rather than picking a single winner when each one does such an extraordinary job, the king makes them all princesses. Sean loves the fairness of the solution.
Harriet sat in with the second reading of the book and liked the fact that there were princesses in it. But she thought that making chickens into princesses was "very silly."
Five stars. Recommended by my son.