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The Good Egg


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Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient. Jory's work includes the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the recent picture books Penguin Problems and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, and the national bestseller All my friends are dead, among many other books. He lives and works in Oregon, where he tries to be a very good seed, indeed. Pete Oswald is a painter, illustrator, and filmmaker. He is the co-creator of Mingo the Flamingo. Pete worked as a character designer and concept artist on the popular films Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Hotel Transylvania. His short film The Story of Walls earned him an Annie Award nomination. He was the production designer of The Angry Birds Movie. Pete lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and two sons. You can visit him online at peteoswald.tumblr.com.


"Eggs-quisitely excellent." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) " [An] earnest counterpart to John and Oswald's hilarious The Bad Seed (2017)" - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Both text and art complement each other perfectly." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "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) "Oswald's digitally composed, bright artwork pops with rib-tickling close-ups and character-building moments." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "[A]nother thought-and laughter-provoking morality tale..." - Booklist (starred review) "The art, using watercolor textures and digital paint, is filled with comic detail..." - Booklist (starred review) "An enormously entertaining lesson about the perils of perfectionism." - Booklist (starred review) "...an organic and locally sourced tale of the importance of self-care." - School Library Journal "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 "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 "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

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