An entertaining English-language picture book for children.
by Olivia Echeverria-Bis
Illustrations by Charmaine Echeverria Gyorkos
Publication Date: March 31, 2009
Imprint: Piñata Books
The EGGerson family lives on a planet called NEGGarus in a galaxy far, far away. On NEGGarus, everything is either round or oval shaped. The people who live there—Supersapien EGGbeings, or EGGbees—come in different sizes and colors, but they’re all shaped like, well, EGGs.
The EGGerson family, like all EGGbee familes, has twelve members because they’re better by the dozen. In addition to Daddy, Mommy, Grandpa, and Grandma, there are GrEGG, JEGGsica, EGGward, EGGelbert, MEGGie, PEGGie, EGGmond, and EGGbeth.
One day, Mommy EGGerson tells her children that their cousins from MEGGxico are coming for a visit. The kids are thrilled to meet the MEGGañas: LEGGticia, EGGuardo, PEGGlicia, DiEGGo, EGGnacio, MEGGuelito, MEGGarita, and EGGlida. But the EGGerson kids are surprised and confused by the MEGGañas’ appearance: their shells are a beautiful brown color, not white like the EGGersons’. As the cousins spend the next few days together, they come to realize that—in spite of the difference in their shell color—they have lots of things in common.
Sure to generate giggles in children ages 4-8, this bilingual picture book focuses on family and daily activities to share an important concept with children about acceptance.
OLIVIA ECHEVERRIA-BIS was born in East Los Angeles to first-generation Mexican-American parents. She lives in Fresno, California and is a teacher for the Fresno Unified School District and Fresno City College
Sister CHARMAINE ECHEVERRIA GYORKOS is retired and lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She spends her time illustrating Olivia’s stories and is involved in many other creative projects.
ATOS Interest Level: Lower Grades
Category: Picture Book