Will Evie Ever Lay An Egg?

by Michelle Marcotte Illustrated by Seema Haider



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665734431
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665734448

About the Book

Chickens are supposed to lay eggs. Some chickens lay eggs when quite young, but other chickens develop more slowly. What does it feel like when all the chickens except one have already laid eggs?

Four chickens—Annie, Belinda, Cutie, and Darlin’—come to live in the blue coop in the spring, when they are soft and fluffy chicks. They are already growing feathers, though, when the fifth chick, Evie, arrives. She is young and small and very shy. In the autumn, the chicks have grown up into chickens of all different colors. One by one, the older chickens begin laying eggs. But days go by, and still Evie has not laid an egg. Although Evie is sad, her owner will love her no matter what, even if she never lays an egg.

This children’s story shares the power of encouragement and empathy and the value of being responsible to help other living creatures. This book also teaches about the different chicken breeds, what they look like and the different color eggs they lay.

About the Author

Michelle Marcotte is a Canadian American living in western New York, exactly one block and half a river away from Canada. She is a mother, grandmother, artist, writer, and social scientist. She believes children can absorb facts and values at the same time.

Seema Haider is a South Asian Canadian artist and illustrator based in Ontario, Canada. The magical world of children’s book illustration has become her happy place. Her background in psychology has helped her understand the importance of the formidable years in a young child’s mind.