This is a perfect time to remind everyone that my birthday is quickly approaching (December 1), and that I would never not invite someone to my party (I like presents too much, plus that other cow would never let me hear the end of it). I need to nudge someone to order my favorite cupcakes from Chicago. They have a weird delivery schedule and last year Thanksgiving fell late, and well, no cupcakes for moi.
From the title, you might think “Two Speckled Eggs” by Jennifer K. Mann is about birds, but it’s not. It’s about Ginger, and her birthday, and how she wants to have a party to celebrate (I like this book already!). She wants to invite all of the girls in her class — except for Lyla Brown. You see, Lyla Brown is weird (or maybe I should say, Weird). But Ginger’s mom tells her its all or none. And so Ginger invites Lyla, and Lyla comes to the party. She arrives early — of course. But then something happens that you might not expect. And that’s the story of “Two Speckled Eggs” by Jennifer K. Mann.
We were wanting to read Jennifer K. Mann’s new book, which caught our eye, but the LA County Library does not have it yet (we have a hold on it), so we checked this one out instead. The illustrations are beautiful. I really like the style and the color palette. The drawings tell even more than the words in this book.
“Two Speckled Eggs” is a wonderful book about how friendship finds us. It can be sneaky to be sure. I’d recommend getting a copy of this book for your best unexpected friend. Perhaps for her next birthday.