Egg Drop

Egg Drop

By Mini Grey

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375842603, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2009

"Now for something completely different from Mini Grey
"A mother hen tells her chicks about the egg that wanted to fly. The egg was young. It didn t know much. We tried to tell it, but of course it didn t listen. The egg loves looking up at the birds (yes, it has eyes). It climbs 303 steps (yes, it has legs) to the top of a very tall tower and jumps. It feels an enormous egg rush. Whee it cries. I am flying But it is not flying, it is falling. Hold your tears, dear reader there is a sunny ending for this modern-day Humpty Dumpty. Impossible to categorize, "Egg Drop "is Mini Grey at her zaniest.

About the Author
Lyn Gardner is a theater critic for "The Guardian "and goes to the theater five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining "The Guardian, "she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called "Sludge, "wrote for "The Independent, "and helped found the London listings magazine, "City Limits, "the largest publishing co-op in Europe.
Mini Grey's last picture book, "Traction Man Is Here!," won the 2005 "Boston Globe-Horn Book "Award and received five starred reviews.

Praise For Egg Drop

Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books, September 2009:
"Kids in general will roar with laughter at this expectation-busting tale."