Published by HarperCollins
Summary: The Good Egg likes to help others and follow the rules. The other eggs in his carton…not so much. As they stay up late, eat sugary cereal, and throw tantrums, the Good Egg tries to keep the peace and get everyone to behave. Finally, the stress is too much, and he begins to crack. His doctor tells him the cracks are from all the pressure he is putting on himself. The Good Egg decides to take a little me time, and leaves the carton for an extended vacation. Some R & R fixes those cracks, and he returns to the carton with new tools for taking care of himself and not worrying so much. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A little bibliotherapy from the team who brought you The Bad Seed. Kids will enjoy the antics of the “bad” eggs, and hopefully learn a few lessons about the dangers of perfectionism.
Cons: It seemed a bit preachier and not quite as much fun as The Bad Seed. Guess it’s more fun to root for the bad guy than the good guy.