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The good egg / from the creators of The bad seed Jory John and Pete Oswald.

John, Jory, (author.). Oswald, Pete, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library J.E. JOH (Text to phone) 34045120734046 Juvenile Easy Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford E Joh (Text to phone) 33110143459467 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Beacon Falls Public Library E JOH (Text to phone) 33120143473988 Picture Book Available -
Bethel Public Library JP JOHN (Text to phone) 34030142397428 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj JOHN (Text to phone) 34000081467839 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Brookfield Library E/Make Believe/Joh (Text to phone) 34029145294244 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Burnham Library - Bridgewater P JOHN (Text to phone) 36937000625336 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport jj JOHN (Text to phone) 34000081453029 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown J PIC JOH (Text to phone) 34014147240395 Juvenile Picture Book Checked out 07/07/2020
Chester Public Library JE JOH (Text to phone) 33210000504882 Easy Fiction Available -
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Illustrations on lining-papers.
Summary, etc.:
When the other eggs in his carton behave badly, the good egg feels like he needs to be perfect.
Subject: Eggs > Juvenile fiction.
Perfectionism (Personality trait) > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Eggs > Fiction.
Perfectionism (Personality trait) > Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Genre: Picture books for children.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0062866001
The Good Egg
The Good Egg
by John, Jory; Oswald, Pete (Illustrator)
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The Good Egg

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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. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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The Good Egg
by John, Jory; Oswald, Pete (Illustrator)
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*Starred Review* This is another thought- and laughter-provoking morality tale from the creators of The Bad Seed (2017). Where the bad seed went out of his way to be rude and mean, the good egg knocks himself out helping others. We meet this paragon of virtue, a speckled brown egg with enormous eyes magnified by huge round glasses, as he rescues a cat from a tree. The egg narrates his own story, telling of his many commendable deeds (the reader may suspect he's a bit of an egg-omaniac). The art, using watercolor textures and digital paint, is filled with comic detail, as in the curved piece of bacon that captures the bent form of an elderly woman whom the good egg helps across the street, or in the good egg's 11 siblings, who upend every scene they're in with their pranks. The narrator is a one-egg rescue squad and cleanup crew, until one day his brain feels scrambled and he starts to crack literally. Realizing he "can't be the only good egg in a bad carton," he leaves for some relaxation and much-needed "me time." Eventually he returns home a better egg, having learned not to be so hard on others (like his carton mates) or, more important, on himself. An enormously entertaining lesson about the perils of perfectionism.--Connie Fletcher Copyright 2019 Booklist

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