The Good Egg
by Jory John & Pete Oswald

The Good Egg is the kind of person everyone likes to have around. He rescues cats from danger, he offers to carry your groceries, change a tire for you, water your plants when you’re on holiday and even help you paint your house. He’s the kind of friend who you know will always be there in your time of need.

The problem is, being so good all the time can really take it’s toll. The other eleven eggs in his carton aren’t very well behaved so it always falls to the Good Egg to keep the peace and be, well, good.

The poor little guy ends up exhausted and small cracks begin to appear in his shell. He realises that putting all of this pressure on himself to be good is literally causing him to crack up.

The Good Egg decides to take a well-earned break. He leaves the carton and sets off alone to find some peace. He starts a journal, goes for walks, reads books and takes time to simply breathe in his surroundings. But will this be enough to stop his head from feeling scrambled?

This a is a fantastic book for teaching small children about the importance of balance and it also features some great tips for self care. The story shows us that striving for perfection is unrealistic and we all need to cut ourselves some slack from time to time. Nobody is perfect and that is perfectly fine!

Ivy is a big fan of the illustrations in this one – particularly the facial expressions of the other eggs in the carton. There are some kooky characters in there which really make her laugh.

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