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P. Zonka Lays An Egg

P. Zonka Lays An Egg

Fall 2015 Picture Books
Ages: 5 - 9 yrs.
ISBN: 978-1561458196
Hardcover Price: $16.95

A "pysanka," explains author/illustrator Julie Paschkis in the afterword to this charming picture book, is a traditional Ukranian decorated egg. These eggs, with their colorful and intricate folk designs, are Paschkis' sunny inspiration for her gentle tale about P. Zonka, a hen who would rather marvel at the world around her-the clouds and flowers, "the pale mornings," "the soft dark moss" and "the shining center of a dandelion"-than lay eggs like the other hens. When P. Zonka does finally produce an egg, it is no ordinary egg, but a reflection of her unique birds'-eye view of nature's beauty.

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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