Egg Drop

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

Publication Date: July 14, 2009

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Description
"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."

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