Egg Drop

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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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EGG DROP

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"The Egg was young. / It didn't listen. / If only it had waited." This modern-day version of Humpty Dumpty (wall, fall, irreparable damage), first published in England in 2002, may prove as ... Read full review

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User Review  - aratiel - LibraryThing

A somewhat morbid tale with a useful yet unusual message...don't attempt something unless you've done your research and are good and ready. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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.

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