My daughter found this little gem at the library a couple of weeks ago.
It's a darling picture book that helps kids learn that we can't always assume things.
The book follows "conniving" Foxy (a fox), who finds a spotted egg on her doorstep. Foxy invites Egg in for a bite to eat and plots to fatten Egg up and eat him for breakfast. Egg is polite and seemingly clueless, as he eats Foxy's food, does some exercise to get in shape and even agrees to stay the night and join Foxy for breakfast.
Foxy dreams of eating the egg, debating whether to boil, fry or poach it. When she awakens, Foxy checks on Egg and finds he's grown enormous overnight. All that fattening up, apparently worked, Foxy deduces eggcitedly. Just then, the egg cracks open and reveals -- an alligator! Yes, boys and girls, alligators lay eggs, too. And Mr. Gator has some plans for breakfast, Foxy plans, if you get my drift.
It's a really fun book because of it's surprising ending. And it gives you an opportunity to talk with your kids about all the different types of animals that lay eggs: chickens, ducks, platypuses, alligators, spiders. I would definitely recommend. It's written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith.
That's it for today.