“An Egg is Quiet”

An informative look at all kinds of eggs: small hummingbird eggs, huge ostrich eggs, frog eggs, and fossilized dinosaur eggs. The book includes more than 60 kinds of eggs, accompanied by lovely illustrations that depict the differences among them.


1. WATCH and LISTEN to An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long courtesy Reading is Fundamental:

ACTION RHYME: “Five Eggs and Five Eggs”

Five eggs and five eggs, that makes ten.  (hold up 2 hands)
Sitting on top is the mother hen.  (fold one hand over the other)
Crackle, crackle, crackle; what do I see?  (clap each time you say “crackle”)
Ten fluffy chick, as yellow as can be!  (hold up and wiggle ten fingers)


ACTION SONG: “I’m a Little Chickie” (tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little chickie,  (crouch down inside your egg)
Ready to hatch,
Pecking at my shell,  (pecking motions)
Scratch, scratch, scratch!  (scratching motions)
When I crack it open,
Out I’ll jump!  (jump out of shell)
Fluff my feathers,  (spread your arms like wings and shake them)
Cheep! Cheep! Cheep!








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