The story, the language and the illustrations form a finely crafted whole, delightful both thematically and stylistically. Exciting characters, details and surprises at every level make both children and adult readers chuckle. The colorful book is suitable for reading together and alone.
The Egg is a charming picture book about three friends trying to track the origins of the mysterious egg and facing the questions: What is a family? Where do we come from?
The story peppered with dry humour by Sanna Sofia Vuori is a refreshing take on the popular urban stories of diversity and people living in flats without really knowing their neighbours. Linda Bondestam’s illustrations depict unexpected animals in her recognisable detailed style.
Information about Ägget / The Egg:
Extent: 40 pages
Size: 210 x 297mm portrait
Publisher: Förlaget M, Finland