Book Review of Edward the Egg: A Different Kind of Brave
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Edward the Egg: A Different Kind of Brave
Written by Julia Fagundus
Illustrated by Madison Mirra
Ages 3-10 | 75 Pages
Publisher: RoyalKIND | ISBN-13: 9781733860062
What to Expect: Friendship, kindness, courage, early reader, coloring
Edward the Egg is a story about reciprocity, teaching readers that doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but it is usually worthwhile.
Edward the Egg needs ingredients to make his family’s “yummy to the tummy” cheese biscuits—but there are so many things to be afraid of when buying groceries. Someone might try and buy him, animals on the way to the store might try and eat him, or he might get hit by a car and crack.
Nevertheless, Edward is determined to be brave. He doesn’t just go to the store but also takes the time to help a lady who can’t reach the shelves; cheer up the cashier; give his friend, Tom, a drink; and even rescue a baby fox. At each step, it takes all of Edward’s courage to take risks and be kind to others, but he is repaid with new friends who look out for him in turn.
Edward the Egg: A Different Kind of Brave is filled with positive examples and language that validates the anxiety many children feel about taking risks. The story reassures readers that with care and courage, risks can be rewarding. Edward’s worries and dilemmas are relatable, and readers will learn a lot from how he models brave decisions. Throughout the story, simple black-and-white line drawings and blank spaces encourage readers to exercise their creativity through coloring and drawing, while positive affirmations at the end of the book reinforce the messages about friendship and kindness in the story.
Overall, Edward the Egg is instructive and interactive, allowing readers to learn about kindness and have fun simultaneously.
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About the Author
Julia Fagundus is a North Carolina native and currently teaches English at her local Community College. She’s a devoted wife and the mother of three busy teenagers. Much like her books, Julia’s glass is always half-full. Her writing transports young readers to a place where the heroes teach us that even though we are not perfect, we are valuable, approved, and equipped to change someone’s world for the better, including our own.
Julia created the character Edward the Egg years ago in an effort to help her children go to sleep! The
process of writing these simple stories of adventure, challenges, and hope led to the inspiration and birth of RoyalKIND Publishing. Its mission is to spark a generation that believes in their worth and takes the time to encourage ALL. You can join the mission too! Check out RoyalKIND.org to see how you can spread the message through apparel, stickers, social media challenges and more!
For more information, visit https://www.royalkind.org/.
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