Egg Drop

Egg Drop Cover

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
Mini Grey is the brilliant young author-artist of "Traction Man Is Here!, "which won the "Boston Globe Horn Book "Award; its sequel, "Traction Man Meets TurboDog," which was the recipient of many starred reviews; and "The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon," a Kate Greenaway Medal winner."

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."