Egg to Chicken by Camilla de la Bedoyere opens with a discussion of birds and their characteristics through contrasting looks at chickens, gulls, and ostriches. Double-page spreads cover the topics of nest building, egg laying, brooding, and the development of the baby chick. The final pages discuss how chicks mature into adults.
True to the series concept, the text is readily accessible for children and accented with illustrations featuring crisp, up-close photographs, and clearly labeled diagrams. Notes for parents and teachers provide related activities for further exploration. Bold-faced terms scattered through the content are clearly defined in the glossary. An index completes the 24 page paperback book.