I took off one star because I didn't know what to make of the ending. It is a very different sort of book and funny in a way. It is subtly progressive also. Its about a male duck longing for an egg/baby of its own. The other birds who had eggs of their own looked down upon the duck who found a strange looking, odd egg. Eventually, all the eggs of the other birds hatched making creak crack sounds and lovely baby birds came out cheeping and tweettooing...but the duck's egg still hadn't hatched. Finally with a loud creak and crack the big, odd egg hatched and out came a crocodile and SNAP! You can only see feathers left..(Did the crocodile eat those birds or did they fly away??! I tell my baby they flew away. This is what made me slightly uncomfortable.) Then the baby crocodile fondly goes after the duck and calls him "Mama!"