Princess Henny and the Wonky Eggs: A light-hearted story celebrating wonky eggs and all things that look imperfect on the outside but are great inside!
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Princess Henny and the Wonky Eggs celebrates wonky eggs, wonky fruit and vegetables, and all things that might look imperfect on the outside but are great inside! This amusing rhyming story has watercolour-style illustrations, and is part of the ‘Rhyme Time Tales’ series of children’s books.
Princess Henny was a happy hen who loved her life on a free-range egg farm in the English countryside. One day, she was distraught to find that she had laid a wonky egg instead of her usual perfect one. In typical drama queen-style, she over-reacts and fears the worst. Thankfully, with the help of her friends on the farm and a visiting television news reporter and film crew, Princess Henny discovered that farm shop customers really love buying and eating wonky eggs. In fact, they are best-sellers! And why not? Wonky eggs taste just as good as perfect ones (and cost less too)!
Do you judge an egg by its shell? The theme of this rhyming tale is the old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. The fun and uplifting basic story will entertain younger children, but older kids can also enjoy it. Parents and teachers could use the book to promote discussion about food waste, farming and cooking, as well as our obsession with the way things look, the myth of perfection, and other social values.
Although Princess Henny and the Wonky Eggs is set on a fictitious free-range egg farm in Devon, the plot was inspired by a real farm in Berkshire where the author used to buy eggs for her family.
This story is available on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle, and also as an epub for iBooks and other ebook stores.