Highlights Winner of the 2009 Best Illustrated Book Awards From the winner of the Kate Greenaway MedalNow in Arabic for the first time Duck is jealous of all the mother birds for having eggs So he adopts a big egg that has green spots, which matches his feathers. When Duck finds an egg of his own he’s delighted: it is the most beautiful egg in the world! But all the other birds think it’s a very odd egg indeed and everyone’s in for a big surprise when the egg hatches. Emily Gravett Emily Gravett is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator who lives in Brighton, England. She is the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Wolves and Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears.