Eggbert, the Slightly Cracked Egg by Tom Ross

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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.

About Tom Ross

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Tom Ross was inspired to write this story by his wife's real-life bowling ball, named Irma. He and his wife live in a funky adobe in New Mexico, along with their son and a friendly mutt, Mookie. copyright ? 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Published January 27, 1997 by Puffin. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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still, its insights are delivered with a pleasantly offbeat humor, while Barron -- a former animator making his picture-book debut -- has created a vivacious Humpty Dumpty look-alike and set him, among other entertaining caricatures, in an inviting world that's as bright as new paint.

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