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The Good Egg

Last updated Friday, June 5, 2020

Author: Jory John
Date of Publication:
ISBN: 0062866001
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: May 2019

Synopsis: Meet the good egg. He's a verrrrrry good egg indeed. But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol' rotten. As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. So, he decides enough is enough! It's time for him to make a change

Note to readers:
•  You can walk through the pictures of the book before reading.
•  Hear and see this book read aloud on YouTube by one of our volunteers!

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  What do you think this book is about?


•  groceries - items of food sold in a grocery store.
•  recycled - convert (waste) into reusable material.
•  behavior - the way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others.
•  tantrum - an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration, typically in a young child.
•  scrambled - mix up eggs to eat; make (something) jumbled or muddled.
•  journal - write in a journal or diary.

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What do you consider "good" versus "bad" behavior? And what do you consider "annoying" behavior that may or may not be considered "bad"?
•  What are some examples of annoying behavior?

Craft ideas:
•  Using a template, cut egg shapes out of white paper or construction paper. Draw faces and decorate.
•  Make a mother's day card.
•  Check our craft ideas on Pinterest!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!