Finding an egg in a puddle leads into existential questions of family, origin, and equality in this charming picture book
Maud, Lu and Brie are neighbors and friends. While playing outside one morning, they make an unexpected find.
“Shh,” whispers Maud, as there is something in one of the puddles. She investigates it immediately. “Round but slightly oval,” says Maud and flicks through her important notebook. “It's warm. Someone must be hiding inside. It is an egg.”
What to do with a lonely egg, other than keep it warm and safe? Asking adults about looking after an egg, the girls will hear stories of how different families can, and should, be.
This delightful and ingenious debut picture book tackles the question all children ask sooner or later: “Where did I come from?”
Rights & Brands Hanna Pajunen-Walsh
Sanna Sofia Vuori, the creator of the popular web show Estrids bokklubb and Saga children's theatre, has long been active in the children's culture scene. This is her debut as a picture book author. Linda Bondestam has been nominated for a number of prizes for her colorful, vivid and playful illustrations. She won the 2017 NordicPrize with Animals No One Has Seen Except Us, written by Ulf Stark.