A search-and-match adventure with patterns, colours and number fun from the award-winning author and illustrator, Ruth Paul.

Cluck, cluck, cluck. Scritch and scratch.
Chickens look for eggs that match.

Help the chickens look for their eggs – quickly before they hatch into chicks! There’s lots to find. Some with spots, stripes and even zigzags.


Ruth Paul is an award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s picture books, and a New Zealand Arts Laureate (2019). Her books have been published in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, the UK, China and Korea, with translations into five languages. She has twice won the Picture Book Award at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Ruth is an experienced presenter at both schools and literary events, and takes up the University of Otago College of Education Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence fellowship in 2023. She is also a champion of her local community Makara, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, where she lives and looks after a large native forest project.


An array of different coloured chickens will enthuse younger readers as they look over each exciting, colourful page full of things to find.


This book is chaotic, alive and completely mesmerising. It’s use of colour, horizon, shape and diversity of characters is pure delight. There’s something new to pore over at every page turn, and a veritable feast of illustrations, questions and ideas to follow through. With tactile illustrations that you want to run your fingers over, this book will reward re-reading, re-watching and re-engaging with, every single time. Highly recommended.

Kids Book Review

Ruth Paul has created a fun-filled and sneakily educational piece of joyful reading that is bound to be pored over and read again and again.



New Zealand Book Awards, Picture Book Award
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