Reinberger Review

A beginner’s book for your future graphic novel enthusiast. In true Henkes style, this story explores so many emotions that young children encounter when faced with someone different. Henkes achieves this using paneled illustrations. Beginning with two full spreads of four panels of pastel colored eggs—pink, yellow, blue and green. Then, a full page of an egg alone, alongside a page of sixteen-paneled illustrations. It gives  a sense of slow and fast movement through time. And, when the anticipation pops with the last egg cracking and out comes an alligator not a baby bird, Henkes delivers the surprise of acceptance and friendship.

Michelle Baldini

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