As you’ve likely seen, the first-ever Cybils were announced yesterday, to gobs of enthusiasm. Congratulations to all the winners, which included nonfiction picture book An Egg Is Quiet, by Dianna Aston and illustrated by Sylvia Long.

As the head of the nonfiction picture book category, I’d been sitting on that news for a while, waiting for it to hatch. I have new respect for chickens.