Friday, April 10, 2009

Review: Good Egg

Since today is Good Friday, I thought I'd post my review of a cute little Spring/Easter book titled, Good Egg.  I first saw this book on the Shelf Awareness newsletter, so I contacted the publisher about reviewing it.  I was so pleased when a received an email reply asking for my address to send the book and saying how great my blog was! 

Title:  Good Egg
Review Copy Provided by:  Workman Books

About the Book:  Meet Egg. Cuter than a button, enormously personable, and talented, too. Say "sit," and Egg sits. Good Egg! Say "roll over," and egg rolls over. What a good Egg! Of course, Egg does all of this with a toddler's help, who lifts the flaps and pulls the tabs and operates the wiggle behind the wiggle-waggle. But that's the most fun part: interacting with the Egg. 

My Review:   This is one of the cutest little board books I've seen in a long time.  It is the story of an egg, told in one or two word sentences.  Each page is interactive with pull tabs to make the egg do what you command, like roll over or speak.  What happens when the egg speaks will delight children.  Just the interactiveness of the book will have children falling in love with it and asking you to read it over and over again.  I love simple books for the very young because any more than that won't hold their attention.  I want to be able to read to little ones and this book is perfect for that with it's short sentences, bold colors, and surprise ending.  This would make the perfect addition to an Easter basket, which is what I plan on doing with it, for my nephew.  I'm sure it will be a hit! 


bermudaonion said...

I agree with the publisher - your blog is great. I think my son would have loved this book when he was young.

wisteria said...

Cute book Shel, and they know a great blog when they see it too.
Happy Easter.
Bookworm's Dinner

Marie said...

Cute book!

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