3.5 starsI really liked this book. The story was simple, the words few and easy to understand. The illustrations were nice and I liked how the swans were shown in the water, never far from their egg, when the others were investigating it. I think this would be a good book to introduce young children to the joys of reading and to the sounds a few animals make. My only complaint about the book was that it was hard to distinguish the goose from the duck in a few of the illustrations, and the chicks from the duck, goose and chicken all looked alike, the only difference being the feet of the chicks.
If the illustrator had just shown the geese and goslings with black/dark beaks, this confusion would have been eliminated.