A #1 New York Times bestseller
An Amazon Best Books of the Year 2019 selection
From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect
Meet the good egg. He's a verrrrrry good egg indeed.
But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol' rotten.
As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect.
So, he decides enough is enough It's time for him to make a change...
Dynamic duo Jory John and Pete Oswald hatch a funny and charming story that reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten).
Perfect for reading aloud and shared story time--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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About the Author
Pete Oswald is an LA-based artist, kid lit author/illustrator, and production designer. He is the co-creator of Mingo the Flamingo, published in 2017 by HarperCollins. Pete is also the illustrator of The Bad Seed, by Jory John. When Pete is not working on books he is helping to uplift many of the most successful animated franchises as a character designer, concept artist, and production designer. Pete lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and two sons.
" [An] earnest counterpart to John and Oswald's hilarious The Bad Seed (2017)"--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"...an 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