Book Review – Hatch!

I have partnered with The Children’s Book Review and author Cassie Hoyt to bring you a special review of Cassie’s new book, Hatch! Be sure to check out the special giveaway at the end of the review.

Hatch! by Cassie Hoyt is a fun story for babies and toddlers. It is structured in the same way as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. In this story, young children will learn about the types of animals that hatch from eggs. Some of these animals include ducks, birds, spiders, frogs, alligators, and penguins. 

The consistent repetitive structure is great for emergent readers. Each new animal is introduced in the same way, and the engaging pictures place the eggs in the animals’ natural environment, whether that’s a nest in a tree, a nest under the sand on a beach, or a nest hidden in the reeds. These images of natural habitats encourage children to guess the animal that will hatch from each set of eggs. 

Amanda Crawford Brown illustrated Hatch! using vibrant colors that will be sure to capture the attention of babies and toddlers. Just as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? teaches young children colors, Hatch! teaches children about animals that lay eggs. 

ENTER HERE for a chance to win the Hatch! prize pack.

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A paperback copy of Hatch, autographed by author Cassie Hoyt
  • A canvas tote printed with artwork from Hatch
  • A $100 Amazon gift card for purchasing books to fill your new tote

Two (2) winners receive:

  • A paperback copy of Hatch, autographed by author Cassie Hoyt

Giveaway begins October 5, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends November 5, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


Written by Cassie Hoyt

Illustrated by Amanda Crawford Brown

Publisher’s Synopsis: Hatch! is a picture book exploring the animals that hatch from eggs. Colorful, captivating pictures paired with singsong rhyming text make this book a perfect fit for curious babies and toddlers.

Ages 2-5 | Publisher: Cassie Hoyt | ISBN-13: 978-1735401102


Cassie Hoyt is a children’s author and perfusionist. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Inspiration for her books typically comes from her silly boys or fond memories of her childhood. Learn more about Cassie’s upcoming works on


Amanda Crawford Brown is an artist in the greater Nashville, TN area. She has been creative her whole life but began working on her art career seriously in 2017. She specializes in watercolor and fluid art mediums but has recently been recreating those mediums in digital format. Creating children’s book art has been a dream of Amanda’s since she was very young! Amanda also makes digital artwork and is a marketing director for a Professional Twitch streamer, has shown her work in galleries and has had award-winning booths at art and craft shows all around Tennessee!

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