Daniel’s Mystery Egg by Alma Flor Ada, illustrated by G. Brian Karas Age: Beginning Reader (K-3) Harcourt Inc. 2000 ISBN 0152162313
The story is sweet and the text is simple for beginning readers. Daniel is a curious little boy who finds a lone egg on a walk one day. Tucking the egg safely into a box with soft bedding, Daniel waits patiently, along with his friends, for the egg to hatch and for the mysterious creature to arrive. The guesses that the children make are inventive. The illustrations help guide the reader through the story, and are done in a beautiful pastel watercolor.
Daniel found a surprise. It was a small egg. He put it in a little box. Daniel ran to tell Alex. “Look! This is the best egg ever! What could it be?”