Tillie Lays An Egg

Summary:

Tillie, a hen, lives on a farm. The other hens lay their eggs in their nesting boxes but Tillie decides to lay her eggs in other places. Each day she goes out and explores a different place. She lays an egg on the porch, in the kitchen, in the laundry room, even on a truck. The reader has to help find the eggs in the photograph.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book offers great photography in a story for interactive reading.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter picked this book because she liked the name Tillie. She liked that the pictures where of real chickens on a real farm. She was very excited to find the eggs in each picture. She also commented that it was funny to see a hen lay her eggs wherever she wanted.

Parent Reaction

This book was educational yet fun. There are several layers to the book. You can enjoy the story and the seek-and-find elements, or you can expand your reading by talking about the different parts of the farm. I was surprised at how much my daughter enjoyed it. She even laughed a few times at the places the hen laid the eggs.

Type of Book:
This photo-illustrated book engages readers by asking them to find Tillie's eggs.
Educational Themes:

This is a book you can enjoy for the story, or you can explore a farm and how a hen lays eggs. Given that Tillie lays eggs in different places, you can also do some counting.

Reading Level:
2.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 7
Age of child:
Read with a 5-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Libraries should have this book available as it shows real hens in their natural living conditions

Title Tillie Lays an Egg
Author Terry Golson
Publisher Scholastic Press © 2009
Illustrators Ben Fink
ISBN 9780545005371
Material Hard Cover
Genres Math
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