Egg

With illustrations from Britta Teckentrup
Recommended age group: 6 +
(3)
Hardcover
$ 16,95 [] | £ 11,99 [] (* recommended retail price)

Beautiful, whimsical, and entertaining, this book of illustrations by Britta Teckentrup shows eggs in all their fragility, complexity, and variety.

Is there anything as simple as an egg? Is there anything as complex? In this gorgeous picture book, Britta Teckentrup portrays eggs through the eyes of an artist. From hummingbirds to the extinct elephant bird, illustrations of the avian world’s smallest and largest eggs demonstrate the variety present in nature. Pastel studies explore the rainbow of soft colors and intricate patterns that make eggs of common birds seem incredibly striking. In Teckentrup’s hands, a scattering of broken egg shells become abstract art; a nest of unhatched eggs suggest the possibility and promise of life. Her studies of songbirds and nests are themselves beautifully composed works of color and line. A lovely meditation on the diversity of eggs, this magnificent book offers hours of lingering pleasure, and becomes fertile ground for conversation and imagination.


Translation from Kathrin Köller
With illustrations from Britta Teckentrup
Hardcover, 96 pages, 19,0 x 26,0 cm, 50 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-7294-5
Published:
US April 03, 2017
UK April 03, 2017
Status of delivery: This title is available.

Vita

Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup was born in Hamburg and studied art and illustration at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art in London. She is author and illustrator of numerous books and has received many awards. She lives with her Scottish husband and her son Vincent in Berlin.

Britta Teckentrup books published by Prestel: "Oskar loves ...", "Oskar and Mo", "Oscar can...", "Before I wake up", "The Egg" and "Birds and Their Feathers".

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