I HATCHED!

Written by Jill Esbaum, Illustrated by Jen Corace
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2014

A baby chick bursts from his egg and into the world with hilarious enthusiasm, awe, and I-can’t-help-myself energy, capturing babies’ delight in new discovery and parents’ joy in this amazing new person. Rompy, rhyming text evokes the zeal of a toddler who’s eager for everything. And Jen Corace’s gorgeous artwork is alive with critters and curiosities and surprises- the biggest of which? The hatching of a new baby sister, to the absolute delight of her now “expert” big brother!


“…Esbaum captures the egocentric worldview and inexhaustible energy of a bird toddler while presenting a refreshingly species-specific narrative…a charismatic young hero-in-the-making.” – Publisher’s Weekly

“Invigorating and ebullient.” – Kirkus