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Monday, 16 March 2020

Review: Beautiful Eggs

Beautiful Eggs is a high quality board book which shares and celebrates the tradition of egg decorating around the world.

Featuring stunning cut-paper illustration, the book begins with a short informative introduction and follows on with 7 spreads focusing on different egg decorating traditions such as Pysanka, Vel’konočné Cascarones, Washi and more.

The illustrations show detailed insight to each tradition and are accompanied by simple instructions and details about where the tradition originates and history or meaning behind it. I like the way the instructions are very succinct; it leaves room for vivid interpretation, varying craft methods for different age groups, and still having lots of fun.

I’m most looking forward to creating the Cascarones eggs with my family over Easter; the traditional Mexican decorating style which includes painting eggs in bright colours, putting confetti inside, a paper hat on top and (potentially the most fun part) smashing them at the end!

The last page features a large fold out egg-shaped stencil and suggests mediums to get you started with an egg themed craft activity; maybe even your own new egg decorating tradition.

Beautiful Eggs is a perfect gift and educational craft resource. Alice Lindstrom is an emerging Australia based illustrator, she also illustrated Fox & Bird and I hope to see more of her work soon.

Title: Beautiful Eggs
Illustrator: Alice Lindstrom
Publisher: Scribble, $16.99
Publication Date: 3 March 2020
Format: Board Book
ISBN: 9781925849783
For ages: 3 – 6
Type: Board Book


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