Monday, April 25, 2011

Going on an Egg Hunt

After an exciting weekend of egg decorating and searching for chocolate eggs, I wondered how eggs have factored in book cover design.

So I'm sending you on an egg hunt. Grab your basket, head to the kidlit shelves, and don't forget to look under the bed for book covers that display nature's amazing design, the egg. Here are a few of my finds to get things started:

With a shape so recognizable there is no doubt as to the title of this picture book.

Roaring Brook Press (2007)

Great font and colour selection on Tina Matthew's Out of the Egg

Houghton Mifflin Books for Young Children (2007)

I really had to hunt around but I finally found an egg on a YA cover:

by Dubravka Ugresic
Canongate Books (2010)

There is something about Jerry Spinelli's Eggs that I love. Maybe it's the simplicity or the symmetry. Or maybe it's the farm fresh quality.

Little, Brown Young Readers (2007)

Come join in the fun. Send us your egg covers (whole, cracked, scrambled or sunny-side up) and we'll post them.
Happy hunting.


  1. Here's a few for your eggciting hunt:
    An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston
    The Golden Egg by A.J. Wood
    Good Egg by Barney Saltzberg
    Happy Easter, Deirdre and Carol!!

  2. Thanks for the great finds Steph. Lots of contrast between the Good Egg and The Golden Egg. And nonfiction can be beautiful too, as we see with An Egg is Quiet.

  3. I can't overlook one of my childhood favorites: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. The illustrations are simple but appealing. Good old Dr. Seuss!