Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Laura Gehl
Illustrator: Joyce Wan
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Peep and Egg is a fun and entertaining tale about a baby chick named Peep and an unhatched chick named Egg. Egg is stubborn and refuses to hatch due to the fear of the world around him. The reader is taken on a journey around a farm with lots of fun and adventure to be had, if Egg can brave the world around them and hatch from his egg. Though it takes some time for the patient and clever Peep to convince Egg to crack from his shell, in time, he does.
The story itself does a great job at capturing young minds. Not only does Peep and Egg provide a great sense of choices to be made, adventure to be had, but it also displays how the chick eventually overcame his fear, and hatched from his egg. The illustrations are colorful and cheery, which keep young readers from toddlers throughout preschool and Kindergarten interested.