Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tillie Lays An Egg

Tillie Lays An Egg by Terry Golson and photographed by Ben Fink is a photo essay about seven chickens sharing a chicken coop.  They have nesting boxes, they lay one egg a day, and Tillie doesn't like to wait for a nesting box.  Tillie wants to explore the farm and ends up laying her eggs around the farm.  We follow Tillie's journeys each day of the week and the reader is always asked, "Where has Tillie laid her egg?"  Some of Tillie's adventures are funny and young students will just giggle.  On Saturday it is wet and rainy which nudges Tillie enough to use the nesting boxes.  The photography in this book is just charming and bit nostalgic.  This book is also based on a small farm and you can actually check in on the animals via a webcam.  I took my class to the farm this week and we actually got to see nesting boxes, pet a chicken, feed the chickens greens from the greenhouse, collect eggs and enjoy the raining, chilly air.  I can't wait to read this as a follow up to our trip and a sneak peak without them knowing to our chicken eggs arriving after spring break. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really fun book! Our kindergarten is in the middle of a farm unit and I think we need this!