A fun story with maps and mazes shows children where their food comes from.
Ruby and Ned gather eggs from their hens and ride their red truck to deliver the eggs--to the farmer’s market, the restaurant, the school, the grocery story, and the bakery. The baker uses the eggs in her yummiest cookies--and gives them to Ruby and Ned!
Interactive: with 6 mazes and illustrations with fun details to “spy.”
Lots of learning fun: map skills, sequencing, STEM, communities, and more.
Picture clues help children pick out important words.
Female role model: Ruby drives a truck and is a farmer.
Art style has the elegant charm of American folk art.
About the Author
Born in London to U.S. citizens, Monica Wellington was raised in Germany and Switzerland. She studied pottery, painting, and printmaking at the University of Michigan School of Art and later studied illustration under Bruce Degan at the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated more than forty books for children and has written most of them. Dear Ballerina, published by Holiday House, was inspired by Monica’s daughter, a dancer with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
"Monica Wellington packs a remarkable number of concepts and ideas into 'Eggs From Red Hen Farm.' . . . What works as a gentle primer on the mutual benefits of free-market transactions also serves as an introduction to navigation."—Wall Street Journal
"The book design is inventive. . . . A delightful entry point for young readers to learn valuable mapping skills and enjoy searching the pages for all the nooks and crannies where eggs can be found."—The Horn Book
"[A] seamless introduction of many different concepts in an accessible format."—School Library Journal
"This book is fun and interactive, with mazelike road maps offering opportunities for seek-and-finds and a shortest path problem for children to solve. . . . A winsome interactive picture book with STEM appeal."—Kirkus Reviews
"A sense of joy pervades Wellington’s well- structured gouache paintings, which use color and detail to create profuse yet orderly patterns within the scenes. This appealing picture book offers a playful introduction to maps for young children."—Booklist