Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes

Hooray for Kevin Henkes’s 50th book!

Four eggs.

One big surprise!

Crack… Crack… Crack



“Full-page spreads [depict] surprise, wonder, and newfound companionship. …Another stunner from Henkes, who is able to evoke so much with few words and such seemingly simple illustrations. Gorgeous and thought-provoking.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“With characteristic understatement, Henkes explores tenderness, acceptance, friendship, and love in this deceptively simple story. …Henkes’s illustrations provide depth and a meaningful sense of the passage of time. ..The open-ended conclusion invites readers to continue the story themselves.”—Booklist

“Subtly emphasizes the anything-is-possible potential of storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A book that readers will want to pore over and talk about and read again and again.” –School Library Journal (starred review)

“Taps into the deepest emotions of preschoolers.”—The Horn Book (starred review)