The Good Egg and the Talent Show (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

by Jory John (Author) Pete Oswald (Illustrator)

The Good Egg and the Talent Show (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

The Good Egg discovers his true talent in this Level One I Can Read by the #1 New York Times bestselling duo Jory John and Pete Oswald!

The talent show is today and the Good Egg is so excited. There's just one problem. He doesn't have an act!

When the talent show starts, he accepts that he'll be just a regular ol' audience member. But when his friends need help on stage, the Good Egg steps up to help and discovers that being yourself and kindness deserve a standing ovation.

The Good Egg and the Talent Show is a Level 1 I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--John's popular character returns in an early reader format. The Good Egg is excited for an upcoming talent show with fellow foods, but unsure about a possible talent for the performance. From backstage, the Good Egg steps in to support the other acts, leading to a new understanding about the talents that may not be visible, but necessary for a strong community. Fans of the previous The Good Egg, will enjoy the reappearance of favorite characters, and the story moves at a consistent pace for young readers. The illustrations are engaging and colorful, and additional text within them infuses the characters with an extra dose of personality. Emergent readers may find some words difficult but will likely plow forward to stay with the plot. The Good Egg seems to learn a lesson about kindness that is immediately forgotten, a plot twist that will confuse some readers and make others chuckle. VERDICT The Good Egg is a welcome sight for early readers, but deserves a better story.--Casey O'Leary

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
March 20, 2022
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV031000 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Talent shows

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