Skills Children Learn

The Good Egg by Jory John

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Back of Book:
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…
My Review:
In the four years, I have been teaching I have seen several children who at the young age of five are already perfectionists. The constant testing and standards that students must achieve can make them feel like they will crack under pressure. The Good Egg is a fantastic story to teach children that it is okay if they are not always perfect. Today’s society has become focused on how to do everything and never stop going. This story allows readers to realize how to take a step back and enjoy their lives. The illustrations by Pete Oswald are colorful and full of detail. They bring egg to life in a fun and engaging way. This story can be used in the classroom in a multitude of ways. It is a perfect addition to any social and emotional learning unit.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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