Review: Ten Eggs in a Nest by Marilyn Sadler

Sadler, M. (2014). Ten eggs in a nest. New York, NY: Random House Children’s Books


Written by Marilyn Sadler
Illustrated by Michael Fleming
48 pages
Appropriate for ages 3-6 years
Available in Hardback or Kindle

Gwen the Hen has a secret! She has laid eggs but won’t tell Red the Rooster just how many. Red has to wait for the eggs to hatch. When one chick hatches, Red goes to buy a worm from the market. To his surprise, there are two more chicks when he returns. So Red rushes back to the market to buy more worms. Can you guess what happens next?

Our young readers will be captured by this fast paced and lovable story. It’s filled with fun rhymes, that’ll keep you on your toes as you go back and forth to the market with Red the Rooster. The book has clean and simple illustrations that are brought to life through bold colours. The pictures will keep you focused on the page. There is emphasis on the numbers to help your child read along with you. There are simple additions, your child won’t realise they are learning math.

With this warm story and these adorable animals, Ten Eggs in a Nest will become your family’s favourite. Your little one reading on their own in no time!


This book is part of a series ‘Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners‘. If you liked the sound of Ten Eggs in a Nest, then click on Cat in the Hat to find more great books.


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