The Good Egg (Food Group)

by Jory John (Author) Pete Oswald (Illustrator)

The Good Egg (Food Group)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Food Group

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2019 Selection!

From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect!

Meet the good egg. He's a verrrrrry good egg indeed.

But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol' rotten.

As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect.

So, he decides enough is enough! It's time for him to make a change...

Dynamic duo Jory John and Pete Oswald hatch a funny and charming story that reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those who we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten).

Perfect for reading aloud and shared story time!


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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2-From the creators of The Bad Seed comes an organic and locally sourced tale of the importance of self-care. A self-identified "good egg" lives in a carton at the farmer's market with 11 other eggs who all have a tendency to misbehave. The good egg tries to be perfect and take charge but eventually, the stress of it all starts to show and it becomes clear that a big change is needed. So the good egg sets off on a journey of self-discovery and self-care that involves relaxation, meditation, and even painting. Finally, the good egg returns home having learned that nobody is perfect and it's important to take time to be good to yourself and your fellow eggs. The illustrations are an egg-cellent source of amusement with the 11 "bad eggs" practicing feats of naughtiness and rude behavior at every opportunity. Images veer from melodramatic to preposterous and some of the jokes may fly over the heads of children, but will get adults laughing. The simple text provides an important counterbalance to the absurdity of the illustrations and the focus on self-care provides a helpful starting point for conversations about being true to yourself and how to take time for self-reflection. VERDICT Perfect for storytime and one-on-one sharing, hand this to readers seeking comic silliness with a deeper message of self-reflection and kindness.--Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"The art, using watercolor textures and digital paint, is filled with comic detail..."—Booklist (starred review)
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780062866004
Lexile Measure
510L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publication date
February 20, 2019
Series
Food Group
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV039200 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Manners & Etiquette
JUV050000 - Juvenile Fiction | Cooking & Food
Library of Congress categories
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