A light-hearted story celebrating wonky eggs and all things that look imperfect on the outside but are great inside!
Don't judge an egg by its shell! This amusing chicken and egg story is told in rhyme and is illustrated in a watercolour-style. It can be enjoyed by children aged 2-8 years and older. Scroll down for a video preview and more details. It is available in paperback and as an ebook.
Do you judge an egg by its shell? 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 light-hearted rhyming story with watercolour-style illustrations can be enjoyed by 2 – 8 year-olds, but older children may also find it appealing.
Princess Henny was a happy hen who loved her life on an unusual 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 was surprised to discover 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!
This amusing and uplifting tale is a new interpretation of the old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’. Depending on the age of the child, this simple story can promote discussion about food waste, farming and cooking, as well as our obsession with the way things look, the myth of perfection, values and self-esteem issues.
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.