When something strange washes up on the eggs’ island, they are scared. It looks like them. But different. What if it hatches? What if there are more of them?
Most of the eggs hope the newcomer will float back to where it came from, but one little egg is not afraid.
Can their friendship prove there is nothing to fear?
‘An outstanding picture book that can be read at multiple levels, from the very young to adults. It is a fable, a deep metaphor with an other-world, although highly engaging, feel’ Joy Lawn, Paperbark Words
‘An extraordinarily thought-provoking picture book that elegantly addresses many complex themes around xenophobia, climate change, displacement, and compassion... I would highly recommend this unique and lovely picture book.’ Reading Time
‘A beautiful, thought-provoking and highly engaging fable... The eggs’ attitudes and emotions are perfectly captured in the lively illustrations which enrich the narrative... A perfect read aloud.’ Reading Opens Doors
‘Essentially a modern fable, Egg symbolically explores two themes: Australia’s changing attitudes to migrants and asylum seekers and climate change. It considers the plight of refugees... and creates a tale of how environmental change affects life and attitudes... this story’s conclusion offers the hope and joy, that we wish for the future.’ Storylinks
‘A very funny story of difference... This multi layered story has overtones of acceptance and diversity. It touches on themes of multiculturalism and inclusion, refugees and kindness and includes comments about climate change as well. The book would be a worthy discussion starter’ ReadPlus
‘My favourite type of picture book – a book with layers of meaning which can be enjoyed by a very young child but which will also challenge older children to think more deeply about the allegorical meaning.’ Momo celebrating time to read