EARLY ONE MORNING A LITTLE BOY WENT FOR A WALK IN SEARCH OF A COUPLE OF THINGS FOR HIS BREAKFAST.
Followed by a nosy hen, he walks past the old green farm truck.
BUT TRUCKS DON'T LAY THEM!
The little boy keeps going, passing an old green farm truck and the red tractor, a haystack, a pony in the pasture, and a sheep. He queries the brown cow, too, asking each one his question. (His hen seems to be thinking, "What am I, chopped liver?")
SO WHO DOES LAY THEM?
He heads for home, where breakfast eggs are waiting for him and his mother!
And of course he knows the answer all along, in beloved author, Mem Fox's latest, Early One Morning (Beach Lane Books, 2021).
Veteran Aussie author Mem Fox gently builds a little tension into her tale, as savvy kids will be bouncing in their seats because, of course, they know the answer to that question, "So who does lay them?" Veteran award-winning artist Christine Davenier keeps her cute little overall-clad protagonist moving from left to right on each page until breakfast is ready, done up in her signature upbeat but softly illustrated style. Mem Fox is also the author of Koala Lou. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book, and Hattie and the Fox. and Christine Davener is the illustrator of Miss Lina's Ballerinas and the Prince series, and Julie Andrews' very popular The Very Fairy Princess and its very many sequels.