THE CRACKING OF MONDAY EGG
by B.T. Higgins
Emerald House Group
Middle Grade Fantasy
ages 8 to 12
The Maker created Monday Egg for a very important reason. Monday just doesn’t understand it yet. Being an egg with arms and legs has its advantages. Monday can run like the wind and climb trees easily, but he is an egg. What happens when he cracks?
The Cracking of Monday Egg is the story of a cranky crow, a sick little girl, a kind squirrel and Monday’s struggle to deal with his own crackability.
I'll admit, I was a bit skeptical to read a middle grade novel with an egg as the main character, but this is an egg worth reading about. The egg's fears mold into messages, which run much deeper than that, as he discovers friends, faces new troubles, and even learns that his creator might be kinder than first thought. The egg might discover he's not as fragile as he first thought.
The story itself is nicely written. The tale flows well and fits the intended age group. While some moments pulled along a bit better than others, the egg was fun to follow, and it wasn't hard to sympathize with its plight. It's a wholesome read with some great messages.
I received a complimentary copy and enjoyed the tale enough to want to leave my honest thoughts.