Terry Treetop and The Lost Egg is an environmental education book aimed at preschoolers or beginner readers. The book tells the story of Terry Treetop, a boy who loves to climb trees. One day, Terry finds an egg. However, he does not know whose egg it is. He visits a variety of animals in order to return the egg to its mother.
It has been a rather long time since I have read a young children's book. But children don't change all that much through the ages. They want a fun book that will keep them entertained and is easy enough that they can start to read the words along with you. The Lost Egg mostly fulfills those requirements. There are a few words that are a little out of place in a beginning reader book, like "vowed" or " patiently." I'm not sure that young children will understand the meaning of these words, much less figure out how to read them. Also, the book is laid out in a weird rhyming scheme. It seems like phrases are written just to force the rhyme instead of getting an idea across to the reader.
The Lost Egg isn't a terrible book, by far. I'm just not sure how interested children will find it. Perhaps if there were fewer animals with a little more interaction with each or if the author dropped the rhyming scheme in order to pass on more information, the book might be a little more captivating. As it is, I don't think a child would read the book more than once or twice before putting it away for good.
I received a copy of this book for free. All opinions contained within are solely my own.