A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Silly story meant to entertain, though it could incite creativity in kids who want to set up their own scavenger hunts using clues. Meg's clues invite kids to think through, along with Shel, where she may be hiding.
Light messages about friendship, adventure, perseverance, loyalty, about acknowledging need for alone time and doing your own thing and not just following the group.
Positive Role Models
Shel appreciates and enjoys his friends, but he's also independent and doesn't just follow what the group is doing. He's also loyal to the end. Despite not wanting to be forced into the egg hunt, he won't quit until all 12 eggs are reunited.
Violence & Scariness
Very sensitive kids may feel a sense of peril when the eggs don't return to the carton, as well as when Meg remains missing.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! is a picture book by Jory John and Pete Oswald, the bestselling writer-illustrator duo behind kid favorites The Bad Seed and The Good Egg. The Great Eggscape! follows the same dozen eggs that kids were introduced to in The Good Egg, now in an Easter-themed adventure setting in which loner Shel embarks on an egg hunt throughout the grocery store to find his 11 missing friends. The eggs get into some mischief and tease one another as they play hide-and-seek throughout the store. Very sensitive kids may feel a mild sense of peril when Shel's fellow eggs don't return to the carton. This colorful story highlights friendship, creativity, loyalty, and an independent spirit, and comes with two full pages of stickers kids can use to decorate their own Easter eggs.
Is It Any Good?
Rife with silly "egg" puns, this fun story celebrates the friendship and adventures of a special carton of eggs. The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape! is a delightful way to get young kids excited about their own Easter egg hunts, or to treat them to a whimsical tale about a dozen mischievous friends. Jory John's text is witty and fun, and Pete Oswald's illustrations are packed with color and clever detail. Each page reveals a vivid grocery setting, with brightly decorated eggs interspersed throughout, and the teasing banter of the eggs as they play hide-and-seek throughout the store is playful and fun. There are light messages about friendship, loyalty, and perseverance, as the reclusive Shel won't give up the hunt until he reunites the dozen. The two full pages of stickers included in the front of the book are a creative bonus for kids decorating their own eggs in anticipation of Easter, or to use any other way they choose.
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