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Tillie Lays an Egg

Tillie Lays an Egg

by Terry Golson Illustrated by Ben Fink

Unlike the other hens at Little Pond Farm, Tillie isn't one to wait her turn to lay her eggs. And she's certainly not one to stay cooped up all day. Off she goes!

Author Terry Golson and photographer Ben Fink invite you to join Tillie on her first eggs-straordinary adventure. Come along as she explores the cozy world of Little Pond Farm — and lays her eggs in the unlikeliest of places!

"Charming color photos portray Tillie in diverse, artfully composed scenes...Touched with wit and whimsy, Golson and Fink”s first children”s book also offers ample opportunities to engage children in activities, from sharing basic chicken information (egg-laying; diet) to reviewing counting and days of the week. The playful, enjoyable story includes a chicken portrait gallery and an author”s note on her chickens, which inspired the book”s cast." — Booklist

"Tillie is an entertaining protagonist...the tale is part 'I Spy' and part photographic essay...with the occasional counting challenge thrown in, but Tillie”s daffy charm provides cohesion. The simplicity of the text suggests possible additional use as an early reader as well, and young viewers will enjoy the great chicken close-ups and egg hunt." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Fink”s cleverly designed photographs have an old-time nostalgic feel to them, thanks to the author”s flea-market finds. Tongue-in-cheek chicken-and-egg props fill the backgrounds and are sure to amuse observant older readers. A great way to show children where eggs come from and that animals also have a 'human' side." — Kirkus Reviews

4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Lexile Measure
Book Type
Activity Book
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Terry Golson Terry Golson is the author of Tillie Lays an Egg.
Ben Fink Ben Fink is a photographer whose work appears in the children's book Tillie Lays an Egg.

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