The Good Egg

By: Jory John

Illustrator: Pete Oswald

The good egg has been good for as long as he can remember. While the other eggs in his carton are kind of rotten, he always does the right, kind, and courteous thing. He is a verrrrrrry good egg indeed! Until one day he decides that enough is enough! He begins to crack (quite literally) from the pressure of always having to be grade-A perfect.

Full-color illustrations created with scanned watercolor textures and digital paint.

ISBN: 9780062866004

JLG Release: May 2019


Topics: Eggs , Good deeds , Being helpful , Bad behavior , Stress , Taking care of oneself , Acceptance , Humorous stories

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The team behind The Bad Seed presents another humorous picture book about staying true to oneself. Our protagonist has “always been a good egg,” ever since his days in the carton. The same cannot be said about the eleven other eggs in his dozen: “They ignored their bedtime. They only ate sugary cereal. They threw tantrums.” Th The team behind The Bad Seed presents another humorous picture book about staying true to oneself. Our protagonist has “always been a good egg,” ever since his days in the carton. The same cannot be said about the eleven other eggs in his dozen: “They ignored their bedtime. They only ate sugary cereal. They threw tantrums.” The pressure of policing everyone’s behavior is enough to make someone crack (literally), and our protagonist decides to leave the farmers’ market and strike out on his own. All it takes is a little me-time—doing yoga (yolk-a?), painting, reading, relaxing in the spa—for the cracks to heal and for the egg to realize he can be his best self (shell-f?) back at the market. “I’ll try not to worry so much. I’ll be good to my fellow eggs while also being good to myself.” Many children may know someone (or be someone) like this put-upon egg protagonist, and likewise someone like the eleven misbehavers; the simple lessons in John’s lightand- breezy text may be useful regarding everyday encounters. Oswald’s textured watercolor and digital illustrations show a guileless, bright-eyed, glasses-wearing, oval-shaped character with a brown speckled shell and spindly little limbs—an egghead personified, and one for whom readers will cheer.

Book Details

ISBN

9780062866004

First Release

May 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Harper

Potentially Sensitive Areas


Topics

Eggs, Good deeds, Being helpful, Bad behavior, Stress, Taking care of oneself, Acceptance, Humorous stories,

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