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.