Conduct of Life--Fiction Eggs--Fiction (Grades K-3)

The Importance of Being Earnest: The Good Egg by Jory John

“OH, HELLO! I WAS JUST RESCUING THIS CAT!

KNOW WHY?

BECAUSE I’M A GOOD EGG.”

This good egg is a natural, free-range good egg. Back on the farm, life was simple, eggs-actly the same for all.

THERE WERE DOZENS OF US.

MEG, AND PEG, AND GREG… SHEL AND SHELLEY AND SHELDON, AND EGBERT….

The Good Egg tries to be helpful to everyone–carrying groceries for old ladies and fixing flat tires for folks in need.

But the rest of the guys in his carton are not such good eggs. They break all the rules, and they joke that that’s just how they roll!

Keeping up his Grade AAA rank and keeping all those rotten eggs in line is HARD. He tries not to let his fellow eggs spoil his attitude. but being soft with them is only making him too hard-boiled, and …

... I WAS LITERALLY CRACKING UP!

The Doc advises a yolk transfusion and some eggs-treme solitude.

OUT THERE, ON THE ROAD, I TRIED TO FOCUS ON MYSELF AND WHAT I NEEDED.

Finally the Good Egg discovers that he’s a lonely only egg, and that’s not so good. It takes all sorts to make a well-rounded carton, in Jory John’s newest, The Good Egg (Harper, 2019). The sequel to John’s top-selling 2018 book, The Bad Seed, offers some good life advice mixed with plenty of punny yolks, er, jokes, and eggs-pertly comic artwork by gifted illustrator Pete Oswald. Says Kirkus in their starred review, Both text and art complement each other perfectly.Eggs-quisitely excellent.”

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