By Mini Grey
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375842603, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 14, 2009
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.
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."