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Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg (Paperstar) [Paperback]

By Tom Ross (Author)
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A cracked egg with a talent for painting goes through some painful experiences before realizing that being cracked can be something to be proud of

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Cast out of the refrigerator because of a small crack, Eggbert sets out into the world, using his talent for painting to try to blend in. Eventually he realizes that cracks are everywhere and reminds us all that our flaws are perfectly natural. And that's no yolk

"Eggbert is an egg worth watching". -- School Library Journal

"Eggbert does Humpty Dumpty one better by coming to terms with a character flaw: a slight crack.... A very charming story". -- The Associated Press

"Kids can't help but be attracted by the wonderful artwork. The pictures here are slick, beautifully colored, and brimming with fun. Move over Dancing Raisins, here's Eggbert". -- Booklist

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 27, 1997
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  4-8
ISBN  0698114442  
ISBN13  9780698114449  
UPC  051488005995  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tom Ross was inspired to write this story by his wife's real-life bowling ball, named Irma. He and his wife live in a funky adobe in New Mexico, along with their son and a friendly mutt, Mookie.copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Tom Ross currently resides in Buena Vista, in the state of Colorado. Tom Ross was born in 1933.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg (Paperstar)?

Love it  Jun 1, 2008
I love this book. I think every household should have a copy. Great moral to the story.
WONDERFUL BOOK!!!  Dec 1, 2006
I stumbled across this book working at a local library and INSTANTLY fell in love with Eggbert. As stated, the illustrations in this book are FANTASTIC. It's detailed as if it were true to life. Many people have mentioned the message of this book, which is accepting things or people that may be different, and realizing the good in everything. I agree with this, but also think it helps develop children's imaginations. It is DEFINITELY one of the personal library.
My toddler loves this book  Jun 27, 2004
I can't say enough about Eggbert. When my daughter was two, we checked this out from the library and for four weeks we had a new friend, Eggbert. The peppers and tomatoes and milk and other eggs became a part of our home also. Then one day the book had to be returned. For months we drove past the library and each time my daughter would wail for Eggbert. Then one day she stopped. I did find Eggbert available again, brought it home and for the second time we fell in love with Eggbert. Now I am on this site to buy our own copy because we can't bear the separation anxiety once more.
colorful artwork, great story to go with it  Apr 26, 2004
This is an enjoyable book for kids of all ages to enjoy. The art work is hilarious! Celery stands with arms akimbo along with the other angry vegetables who throw Eggbert out of his home in the refrigerator, into the world. It is a message of hope and acceptance of yourself that spans the ages. I bought it because I fanned through the book and loved the art work, but the story that goes with Eggbert's tale of self-acceptance makes this book a classic for children. I want to see more of artist Rex Barron's work and hope he pairs up with the author, Tom Ross, again.
Life changing experience! (ITS REALLY 6 STARS)  Apr 18, 2004
I purchased "Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg" for my younger son who had been read this book in his pre-school class. When I read it to him, I thought it was wonderfull! The message that it is alright not to fit in was presented in a nearly subliminal way. The illustrations are incredible! I loved Eggbert so much that I bought a copy for all of my co-workers. I was fired the next day. Even though my wife divorced me, I have no contact with my son, and I steal purses to survive, it was worth it. Its been 7 years today that i lost my job. I break into bookstores and steal coppies of Eggbert. I use stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of Eggberts. I hand them out in the harsh streets of Boston. I have been beat up dozens of times and arrested twice but I feel it is my mission in life to spread the joy and magic of Eggbert in all througout Boston. I am considering spreading down the entire East Coast.

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