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Humor with some clever tips
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2019
This is a book for all those kids (and their parents) who sometimes take life a little too seriously and need balance. It's a humorous story about an egg who lives in a carton with 11 others with the most interesting names. The Good Egg does everything he's supposed to, is helpful, and follows the rules. His buddies...not so much. They show bad behavior a lot of the time, and even though he tries, the Good Egg can't keep the peace. He becomes so frazzled and anxious his shell starts to crack. He decides he needs to take care of himself for a change. He travels, goes on walks, reads books, and over time starts to feel good about himself again. And his cracks heal. Missing his friends, he decides to go back, but he resolves not to worry about what the others do as much as before. He knows they'll still do bad things every once in a while, but, hey, nobody's perfect. The pictures are just right; illustrator Oswald injects humor in interesting places. His eggs have arms and legs and very expressive faces, and one mischievous egg even slaps a sign on the back of the Good Egg that says "Kick Me." This is a good read and has some good tips for adults and kids.