I have to admit to buying this one solely to boost my order to free delivery with The Book People. So, essentially it was a free book. Ahem.
It's great. It made BabyM smile. So much so that he didn't even attempt to eat it! It's about a duck who finds an egg. All the other birds have an egg of their own, so duck pretends the egg is his. The other eggs hatch (in lovely cut-away pages which are a pleasure for small hands to turn in the board book version). There are particularly nice touches on these cutaway pages - the baby owl emerges from his egg able to work out complex arithmetic, for example.
The end is surprising and hilarious. This will become a firm favourite. Emily Gravett is an extremely talented artist and the storyline is sweet and amusing. Lovely for baby to pre-school (although me, A and C also enjoyed it deeply!)