Published by Penguin Workshop
Summary: When uptight Town Inspector Cobb loses the egg out of his sandwich, he goes off on what seems like a simple search for a replacement. The quest starts at a restaurant with a chef who has a secret to hide, a fish in search of something more to life than being eaten, and two customers–a woman and a chicken–who set off a chaotic chase through town. By the end of the story, Inspector Cobb is wearing a barrel and a lovestruck rooster is wearing his uniform. The whole story is presented as a movie, with several commercial breaks advertising products that turn out to be useful for the characters. The final few pages fast forward six months, wrapping everyone’s story up with a happy ending. 128 pages; grades 2-5.
Pros: David Ezra Stein of Interrupting Chicken fame has created his first graphic novel that is sure to be a hit with the Dog Man crowd with plenty of slapstick humor and a fun, offbeat cast of characters.
Cons: I would have liked to have seen the “which came first” chicken and egg issue more fully addressed.