Thursday, June 7, 2012

Young Children Face Their Fears in 'Meg the Egg'

Meg the Egg, a children’s book by Rita Antoinette Borg, tells the story of the title character, an unhatched baby chick whose fear of the noises of the outside world keeps her from hatching.

Meg the EggMother Hen wants her to hatch, but Meg has heard too many noises from the outside world to want to come out. As she attempts to encourage her reluctant chick, Mother Hen assures her that the oinking is just pigs and the quacking is just ducks and that her siblings have already safely hatched.

But Meg mostly fears the Howls. When the Howls sneak into the barn one night and snatch Mother Hen, Meg will discover courage she did not know she possessed to save the mother she loves.

“The book is an easy-to-read tale for reluctant readers and children who love to read by themselves,” says Borg. “Parents and kids can have fun together making the various noises of the barnyard animals.”

Inspired by the author’s own daughter’s fear of the dark, the story of Meg will encourage children to face their own fears and feel greater confidence in themselves. Written to engage, entertain and inspire, the book features color illustrations and a happy conclusion sure to please young readers.

This looks to be an adorable book with an important message.  I am happy to showcase it here.

“Meg the Egg” is available for sale online at and other channels.

Rita Antoinette Borg
Phone: 00356 21433234


  1. To me, this is one of those titles that just draws you in and makes you want to read the book. Really really cute look to it and sounds like a delightful story.

  2. Thanks, Sharon. It hit me the same way in reading about the book so thought I'd share the joy!


  3. Sounds like fun. Thanks Nancy.