Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay
7 word review: Animal-loving Lulu finds a duck egg.
First in a series starring Lulu. Realistic fiction set in England. Share with ages 5-8.
Lulu loves animals. Her teacher does not. During a trip to the park, an accident causes a duck egg to roll away from its nest. Lulu, the only one who sees this, must act fast: she rescues the egg and brings it to school, figuring that it will hatch later. (Spoiler alert: it hatches at school!) Beautifully accessible to younger readers, with generous margins, readable font, and black/white illustrations throughout.