LAST ONE IN IS A ROTTEN EGG! by Diane deGroat

LAST ONE IN IS A ROTTEN EGG!

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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Having been the principal in ten heartening, gently didactic books from deGroat, Gilbert is a familiar face by now: He’s the one who looks like Albert Einstein, had Einstein been a young opossum. Gilbert has learned to deal with bullies and the dark, with fibbing and smelly feet, and here he must contend with his hyper-competitive cousin, Wally. An Easter egg hunt is the perfect venue for him to flex his rivalrous muscles, but Wally is not content simply to vie with his cousins to find more eggs; he gets cutthroat about it, even nasty if it means gaining the coveted golden egg. Gilbert exploits Wally’s reckless need to always be first to deliver him his comeuppance. Gilbert is not only finding his way in the world, he’s doing a bit of teaching as well. DeGroat’s artwork and story have a benign, empathetic cast to them, so the moral eases into the proceedings without becoming heavy handed. (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-06-089294-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2006




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