When Mrs. D. comes up with a class project that gives Adam Joshua and his classmates the chance to be temporary parents, things get really scrambled. It's serious responsibility being parents of . . . egg-babies! Can Adam handle being the father of poultry?
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Gr. 2-4. In yet another engaging Adam Joshua story, Ms. D., Adam's pregnant teacher, is almost ready to deliver. To help her students understand the responsibility of parenthood, she gives each child an egg, "And your assignment is to keep it with you all the time, and keep it safe from harm, and let it know you love it." Adam, who has a hard time surviving with his two-year-old sister, Amanda Jane, seeks comfort and support from his dog, George. Unfortunately, George, about to become a father himself, prefers spending time with his mate, Lucy. How the children handle their eggs, overcome the many egg-shattering (and splattering) experiences that go hand in hand with guardianship, and plan a surprise party for Ms. D is no "yolk," but it is very funny. Smith deftly paints her characters with broad strokes, using humor and realism to spin another highly readable yarn with instant child appeal. Deborah AbbottFrom School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3-Adam Joshua's beloved teacher is going to have a baby, and to his way of thinking, things couldn't be worse. Ms. D. is leaving and his two-year-old sister is driving him crazy. He's just plain sick of babies-and then he finds out that his dog is soon to be a father. To make life even more complicated, Ms. D. gives each of her students an egg to "raise." The story moves quickly, and readers will find that the class has a number of things to celebrate at the end. Beginning chapter-book readers and fans of Adam Joshua will look forward to his latest adventures.
Lesley McKinstry, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, OH
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060236426
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60236426