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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,569 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Vaccaro Seeger Narrator: Elle Fanning Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Which came first? The chicken or the egg? A book about transformations—from egg to chicken, seed to flower, and caterpillar to butterfly. An entirely fresh and memorable presentation on the concepts of growth and creativity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A deceptively simple, decidedly playful sequence of statements invites readers to ponder, what comes first: the chicken or the egg?”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Another nimble page-turner…Seeger’s clever conclusion brings all the elements together in an outdoor scene that returns readers to the opening.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This delivers a string of delightful surprises as Seeger crisply explores the stages of development in the natural world and, then, how a story grows.”


  • A Caldecott Honor Book
  • A Grand Canyon Reader Award nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hira | 2/14/2014

    " great book for critical thinking "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leslie | 2/9/2014

    " A Caldecott and Theodor Seus Geisel Honor book - this is a delightful picture book with peek through pages. Very few words accompany the wonderful paintings. A great read-aloud book for preschoolers!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/5/2014

    " Very vibrant colors and large words. Great beginner book. I love the artwork! C. 2007, genre-picture book/concept "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Luann | 2/1/2014

    " This is one of those seemingly ultra-simple books that definitely wasn't so simple to plan and execute. The colors are beautiful. It's fun to go back to the first panel of color and find the eyes that you didn't notice the first time, but which became apparent in the cut-out when you turned the page and saw the tadpole or the chicken. It's also fun that it starts with "First the egg, then the chicken" and ends with "First the chicken, then the egg." "

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