Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Egg Drop


Grey, Mini. 2009. Egg Drop. Knopf.

I'll grant you that it's quirky. But this one is not for me.
"The Egg was young. It didn't know much. We tried to tell it, but of course it didn't listen. If only it had waited."
A rather melancholy beginning that suits this dark tale well. It's a story of an unhatched egg that wants to fly.
"The Egg had always loved looking up, seeing birds and balloons, airplanes and insects, helicopters and bats and clouds.
The Egg wanted to fly with them. It dreamed of ways to fly.
But the Egg was young. It didn't know much about flying (and it didn't know anything about aerodynamics or Bernoulli's principle).
It just knew that it had to get up high."
Can you guess what happens next? Do you think gravity will have the last laugh? Read and see (if you must). I think that some people may like this one. But I don't do dark and quirky and weird so much. That's not my picture book style.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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