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Egg Drop
by Mini Grey


Overview - 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).
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375842603
  • ISBN-10: 0375842608
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.25 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Birds
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 57.
  • Review Date: 2009-07-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

With stories like Ginger Bear and The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, Grey specializes in pathos around inanimate objects. This poignant nonsense tale concerns an egg that longs to fly. “The Egg was young,” a hen tells a cluster of attentive yellow peeps. “If only it had waited.” Working in stained-glass gouache hues and snippets of paper collage, Grey pictures the egg at an airport in aviator goggles, the pages scattered with feathers and (later) a foreboding postcard of the Hindenburg and a physics diagram (the Egg “didn't know anything about aerodynamics or Bernoulli's principle”). Suspense builds as the Egg (more proactive in his own doom than the complacent Humpty Dumpty) climbs a tower, takes “a step into space” and mistakes falling for flying. Grey pictures attempts to reset its shell with string, nails or (worst) blood-red tomato soup. “Luckily, the egg was not wasted,” comments the hen, as the hero lies on a plate (optimists will notice it is sunny-side up). Grey balances humor and tragedy in her tale of naïveté, but those of fragile constitution should proceed with care. Ages 4–8. (July)

 
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