The Good Egg

Jory John (Author) Pete Oswald (Illustrator)

Product Details

$18.99  $17.47
Publish Date
February 12, 2019
8.9 X 0.3 X 11.0 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author

Jory John is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of books for both children and adults. His work includes the New York Times-bestselling picture books, The Good Egg and The Bad Seed, the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the popular picture books Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems, and the New York Times-bestselling The Terrible Two series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

PETE OSWALD est un peintre, illustrateur et animateur. Il a coécrit et illustré l'album Mingo the Flamingo et illustré The Bad Seed et The Good Egg, deux albums classés au palmarès du New York Times. Pete vit à Los Angeles, en Californie, avec sa femme et ses trois fils.

PETE OSWALD is a fine-arts painter, an animator, an author, and an illustrator. He illustrated the New York Times bestselling books The Bad Seed and The Good Egg by Jory John. He has also worked as a character designer and concept artist on the movies Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and their three sons. You can visit him online at


"The art, using watercolor textures and digital paint, is filled with comic detail..."--Booklist (starred review)
" [An] earnest counterpart to John and Oswald's hilarious The Bad Seed (2017)"--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
" organic and locally sourced tale of the importance of self-care."--School Library Journal
"John embeds a seed of a great idea--finding a balance between personal and social responsibility--within a rip-roaring, touching narrative."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Eggs-quisitely excellent."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Both text and art complement each other perfectly."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Oswald's digitally composed, bright artwork pops with rib-tickling close-ups and character-building moments."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The team behind The Bad Seed presents another humorous picture book about staying true to oneself."--The Horn Book
"[T]he simple lessons in John's lightand-breezy text may be useful regarding everyday encounters."--The Horn Book
"The illustrations are an egg-cellent source of amusement..."--School Library Journal
"Perfect for storytime and one-on-one sharing, hand this to readers seeking comic silliness with a deeper message of self-reflection and kindness."--School Library Journal
"[A]nother thought-and laughter-provoking morality tale..."--Booklist (starred review)
"An enormously entertaining lesson about the perils of perfectionism."--Booklist (starred review)
"Oswald's textured watercolor and digital illustrations show a guileless, bright-eyed, glasses-wearing, oval-shaped character with a brown speckled shell and spindly little limbs--an egghead personified, and one for whom readers will cheer."--The Horn Book