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When dreamy hen P. Zonka starts laying eggs, the other chickens are in for a spectacular surprise! Extraordinary hen P. Zonka spends her time taking in the beauty around her: the shiny green of the grass, the buttery yellow of the dandelions, the deep blue of the sky. The other hens can't understand why she never lays eggs like they do―they think she's just plain lazy. But when P. Zonka finally decides to give egg-laying a try, the other chickens are in for a spectacular surprise! This springtime delight, inspired by Ukrainian pysanky, will enrich the imagination and help readers appreciate the beauty of the world.
About the Author
Julie Paschkis grew up in Pennsylvania, then attended Cornell University and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT, where she earned a BFA. She taught art to grade-school children for several years while working on her own art and illustration. Julie now works full-time painting, designing textiles, creating commercial illustrations, and illustrating children's books. An award-winning illustrator and author of books for children, she displays her love of pattern and folk art in all of her illustration work. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
"If every picture book is a little world unto itself, P. Zonka Lays an Egg is a place where the skies are forever bright and all things radiate delicious hues." —The Wall Street Journal
★ "[A] tale of the dividends of daydreaming, beautifully enhanced by colors and designs that shout "Spring!" to a winter-weary world. Charming, unusual and sure to induce smiles." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ "A lyrical and lushly illustrated allegory about creativity and taking time to notice beauty." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ "Vibrant watercolor illustrations. . . burst from the pages to draw viewers in to share P. Zonka's delight with the colors and patterns of her world. A first-rate selection" —School Library Journal, Starred Review