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P. Zonka Lays an Egg

Title: P. Zonka Lays an Egg
Author: Julie Paschkis
Illustrator: Julie Paschkis
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (2015)
ISBN: 9781561458196
P. Zonka differs from all the other hens. She explores the farmyard appreciating the world around her while they lay eggs. The other hens persuade her to lay an egg. However, the egg she lays is not normal. “There were patterns of sun yellow, grass green, tulip red. There were blues as bright as day and blues as dark as midnight.” The colourful design of the egg represents the beauty P. Zonka witnesses in nature. Julie Paschkis, explains the inspiration behind the story is the Ukrainian tradition of decorating eggs known as pysanky.

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