By Mini Grey
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375842603, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 14, 2009
List Price: $16.99*
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"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."