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Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  116 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Cast out of the refrigerator because of a small crack, Eggbert sets out into the world, using his talent for painting to try to blend in. Eventually he realizes that cracks are everywhere and reminds us all that our flaws are perfectly natural.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 27th 1997 by Puffin Books (first published 1994)
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Feb 01, 2015 Gabby added it
Eggbert is an egg who loves to paint. One day the other eggs realize he has a little crack and kick him out of the fridge because he is different. He tries to fit into different habitats such as the kitchen counter, a flower bed, and the night sky by painting himself to match his surroundings. When others find out that he does not belong, they ostracize him. This discourages Eggbert. Finally he realizes that the earth is full of little cracks like in the clouds, and the Grand Canyon, and the ...more
Apr 12, 2008 Greta rated it it was amazing
has much to say about the creative process and originality... and dare I say some madness
Oct 22, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing
Recommended to teach Standard 2. It is a good book to teach allegories.
Oct 07, 2016 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Be yourself no matter what etc
Tanya S
Sep 12, 2016 Tanya S rated it liked it
Nice book.
May 21, 2009 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading to their children
Shelves: childrens, 2009
This is a fun book that shows how to recover from adversity and that even a flaw or "crack" can turn into something to be proud of. Breaking free from the norm can lead to exciting adventures and new perspectives. It is silly and creative and the illustrations are just as fun. It's a great book to read aloud to children.
Apr 07, 2010 Leslie rated it liked it
A fun picture book about Eggbert, an artistic egg who enjoys his life in the fridge until he learns that he has a small crack. He is kicked out of the fridge and has a hard time finding a place to live until he realized that there are lots of famous things that have cracks in them.

A fun read that is great for a read-aloud book for preschoolers and fun for young readers.
Apr 18, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it
Cute story with message that it's okay to be different. Not one of my favorites, but love the message.
Mar 13, 2008 Sylvia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-books
WOW! The pictures are amazing!! When Eggbert blends with flowers, stars, wow! Fantastic! Children will LOVE Eggbert with his slightly crack.
Meg McGregor
May 17, 2013 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing
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One of my most favorite children's books that shows being an individual and being happy with yourself is one of the most important lessons to be learned in this life.
Oct 19, 2013 Ruth rated it really liked it
It's okay to be cracked and different. The things that make you stand out or the characteristics that will take you on the most amazing journeys that life has to offer.
The Brothers
Cute story about an egg "finding himself" when he is cast out for being a bit cracked. As usual, I was drawn to this story because of the food theme and illustrations. I'm a sucker for food...
Elizabeth Rachow
Mar 21, 2013 Elizabeth Rachow rated it it was amazing
Great book for teaching the main idea and supporting details! Also, has a great heart lesson about it is okay to be different! :)
Nov 21, 2007 Katie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picturebooks
Okay, Becky, this IS a good book. Thank you, Marisa, for pulling it for me:) I see why you cried. I think your comment prepared me for it. Eggbert is a cutie!
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