On StoryMakers meet the creators of THREE HENS, A PEACOCK, AND THE ENORMOUS EGG, author Lester L. Laminack and illustrator Henry Cole! The action of this story takes place in a barnyard and the main characters are all farm animals. Both Lester and Henry spent time on real farms when they were children. Watch to find out what life is like on a working farm where you milk a cow and fetch eggs from the hen house each morning instead of going to a grocery store!
Then join Lester for a lesson in alliteration, or when two or more words that start with the same sound are used more than once in a phrase or a sentence. Kids! See if you can suggest names in the comments below for the unnamed dog and the peacock in the story using alliteration!
Finally, Henry show us the key to drawing a character’s emotions by simply changing the shape of the character’s eyebrows and the corner of their mouth. Now, you give it a try!
About the Book
Farm animals rescue an enormous egg from the road and then must figure out how to care for the mysterious creature. What could possibly be inside this egg and why is it taking so long to hatch?
Lester L. Laminack returns with a delightfully funny sequel to his barnyard story of three hens and a peacock. This time the animals decide to work together to rescue an enormous egg that falls from a truck in the road in front of their farm. Working together is, however, not without challenges when three bossy hens are involved.
The animals have no idea what is in the egg and have never seen one so big. But over the course of trying to protect it and hatch it, they find themselves quite smitten with it, each imagining that what’s in the egg is a version of themselves.
An unexpectedly heartwarming ending leaves the animals speechless when they meet their new ward and learn who among them is the greatest nurturer of all.
This bestselling creative team delivers another amusing picture book about life on a sleepy farm. This one with a lot of heart, too.
ABOUT Lester L. Laminack
Lester L. Laminack, a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States, is Professor Emeritus with department of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Grades Education, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where he received two prestigious awards for excellence in teaching. He is the author or co-author of over 25 books for children and teachers.
ABOUT Henry Cole
Henry Cole has written and illustrated a dozen books and has illustrated dozens more! Some of his titles include Eddie the Bully, Tubby the Tuba (by Paul Tripp) and Little Bo in London (by Julie Andrews Edwards). Henry Cole lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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