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From the bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade A perfect!

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 ...

Dynamic duo Jory John and Pete Oswald hatch a funny and charming story that reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those who we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten) .

Perfect for reading aloud and shared story time!



About the Author

Jory John

Jory John is a New York Times bestselling author and two-time E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor recipient.

Jory's work includes the award-winning, bestselling picture books, "Penguin Problems" and "The Bad Seed," the award-winning Goodnight Already! series, the bestselling Terrible Two series, the recent picture books "Quit Calling Me a Monster!" and "Can Somebody Please Scratch My Back? " and the national bestseller "All my friends are dead," among many other books for both children and adults.

Jory's forthcoming picture books, in 2018, include "Giraffe Problems" (illustrated by Lane Smith) and "All Right Already!" (illustrated by Benji Davies) .

In addition to the books mentioned here, Jory has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Believer, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and BuzzFeed, among many other publications. His work has also been featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Reader's Digest, and beyond.

For more than six years, Jory worked as the programs director at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and educational center in San Francisco's Mission District, founded by Dave Eggers. In that time, he conceptualized and edited, "Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama," which was featured on "This American Life."

Find Jory at www.joryjohn.com



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