Gilbert and Lola are excited that their cousin Wally is coming for a visit—just in time for the Easter egg hunt! But soon they learn how competitive Wally has become. He has to be the fastest, be the first in line, and find the most eggs, no matter who gets hurt. How can Gilbert deal with such relentless rivalry?
In this humorous and encouraging story by Diane deGroat, Gilbert—everyone’s favorite opossum—teaches Wally who the rotten egg really is!
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Diane deGroat is the illustrator of more than 120 children's books and the author-illustrator of another I Can Read Book about Gilbert, Gilbert, the Surfer Dude, as well as bestselling picture books about Gilbert, including: Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants! (Gilbert Goes Green); April Fool! Watch Out at School!; Mother, You're the Best! (But Sister, You're a Pest!); Last One in is a Rotten Egg!; Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet; Jingle Bells, Homework Smells; Happy Birthday to You, You Belong in a Zoo; No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher's Dirty Looks!; and the New York Times bestseller Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink. She is also the illustrator of Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2—In this 10th book about Gilbert, the young opossum and his sister are excited about their cousin's visit. They soon realize, however, that having Wally around isn't as much fun as they had imagined. He is so competitive that he turns everything into a contest. "Last one in is a rotten egg" is his favorite phrase, which he yells while running to beat the others at whatever activity is taking place, even getting to the lunch table first. The children attend an Easter egg hunt and Wally fills his basket quickly while Gilbert takes the time to help his little sister search for eggs. Lola spots the golden egg, which signifies a prize, but neither she nor Gilbert can reach it high in a tree. Wally takes it from its perch but instead of giving it to Lola, keeps it for himself. In the end, Lola wins her prize, Wally learns to share, and the three become friends. Pastel, cartoon-style watercolor illustrations depict the activities while revealing the small town's populace made up of raccoons, porcupines, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Children will relate to the story, which imparts a gentle lesson on how to be a friend.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2007. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060892951
Book Description HarperCollins. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0060892951 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1021385