Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerOona Finds an Egg (The Oodlethunks #1) by Adele Griffin, Mike Wu (Illustrated by)

  • Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:00:00    Permalink
    Oona is a typical cave girl.  Her only problem is that she gets lost.  She's lost when she tries to cross a bridge to go home and the bridge breaks!  She manages to reach the ground on the other side and rolls to a stop right next to this rock.  Oh, it's not a rock; it's an egg!

    Scholastic and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 5th, so you can grab a copy then.

    The Oodlethunks are an interesting family.  Mom works and Dad creates gourmet recipes in the kitchen.  When they go to the market to sell them, they don't sell well but they sell enough to get the things they need.  Personally, I don't think I'd eat anything he cooked either...

    When Oona comes home with the egg, they let her keep it.  She anxious to see what hatches.  So are her folks but for a different reason.  It's a big egg and they hope it won't be a predator.  Oona won't let her little brother take the egg for show and tell, so he gets mad at her.  She tries to ignore him but then she finds her egg missing.  Who could have taken it?

    Little brothers can be a pain and this one has traded her egg for something he wanted.  Now she has to figure out how to get it back.

    This is written for young ones and has lots of silly moments in the story.  The interesting part is that the story is partially based on historical fact.  The area the author is writing about did have the people and the animals mentioned in the story.  That made it more interesting to me.  

    I wonder what Oona will be doing next.

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