Scrambled Eggs Super!

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Robyn Raymer, Common Sense Media
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Wacky birds roost in every nook and cranny.

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The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive Messages

A Middle Eastern man is dressed stereotypically. Eggs are stolen from wild birds all over the world, and a redwood-size Zinzibar-Zanzibar tree is chopped down just to get at a few little birds roosting in its branches.

Violence & Scariness

Huge, fierce-looking birds chase egg collectors.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the young protagonist swipes eggs from large, fierce birds in this hilarious book.

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What's the story?

Peter T. Hooper doesn't like to brag, but he may be the most creative, adventurous cook in children's literature. Searching for ingredients for his Scrambled Eggs Super, he's off on a series of egg-collecting expeditions. Wacky Seussian birds roost in every imaginable nook and cranny, and the rollicking, rhythmic text is bursting with names like Ham-ikka-Schnim-ikka-Schnam-ikka Schnopp.

 

Is it any good?

Kindergarten reading audiences will love this book, and will giggle throughout. SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER! is much more than a mere list of invented avians. Dr. Seuss dreams up a different habitat for each bird, such as Mt. Strookoo (home of the Mt. Strookoo Cuckoo) and the sheer cliffs and bluffs where Ziffs and Zuffs nest. He creates special egg-collecting vehicles and tools such as Squitsches: long, retractable grippers used for grabbing ice-cold eggs laid by mournful-looking fowls perched on pointy icebergs.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about cooking. Does Peter's dish sound good? Think of something you eat often -- what do you think would make it taste even better?

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