The Good Egg
I am eggstatic to say this is my first review of a children’s book. I normally don’t write reviews for children’s books on Goodreads, but might start now! I am obsessed with this book. I, like many teachers, former teachers, parents, people that appreciate a good picture, love all the Jory John books. Fun fact. Did you know he also wrote this little number!?
His picture books are usually food related and have some sort of lesson with them. The Bad Seed, The Cool Bean, etc. My favorite is definitely “The Good Egg”. Vulnerable post alert. I am a perfectionist who is also insecure about a lot of things. Doing things a perfect way has been in better than me as long as I can remember. As a kid I would rewrite Notes for class even though I was the only one that would see them. To this day I often do this.
Sometimes I admit it is very hard being a perfectionist because I spiral out of control making sure everything is perfect. As someone who is supposed to be creating I have trouble focusing a lot because when I update one Little tiny thing or create something new then I have to perfect everything else. What takes people maybe an hour or so, turns into days or even weeks.
I have struggled with this for way too long and then starting to really make an effort to combat it so I’ve been reading all the books I can and listening to podcasts. Mel Robbins, Brené Brown, etc. They are all super great and have helped me in their own way but this little book here spoke to me more than anything!
Perfectionism is not good for me and it’s not good for anyone! If you have not yet heard of this book, I heard you to go grab it ASAP! In this book an egg, who I will call Hubert, tried his very best to help out and be perfect in every single way which doesn’t seem to be a problem until he starts to crack. This has happened to me personally more times than I care to admit.
However, this book is a great reminder to take care of yourself first and foremost and remember that being perfect only leads to cracks.
Side note: you can kind of see my struggle with perfectionism and the next picture. I wanted to paint an egg depicting my favorite scene from the book (I mean seriously an egg wearing a face mask and cucumbers?!) but alas, even though I know I can’t page well I wanted to try to have the perfect photo. All I was left with was paint on my floor, a dog that tried to eat the eggs, and two moldy looking eggs