The Good Eggs: Virtues by S. Ciara Mitaro This novel revolves around six little eggs that learn the meanings of the twelve virtues, and how to apply them to their lives. Their names are Reggie, Greggory, Megg, Seggourney, Benedict, and Peggy. Each one grows and develops throughout the story to become “the good eggs” that they are destined to be. Reggie is a blue egg that wears glasses and loves to ride his bike, Greggory is a green egg with a baseball cap that plays the guitar, Megg is a purple egg with a blonde ponytail that is a killer athlete, Seggourney is a pink egg with pigtails that has a signature smile and wink, Benedict is a yellow egg that is the new kid in town that struggles to find himself, and Peggy is Reggie’s cousin that came from out of town to escape her troubles between her parents at home. Each egg is unique and different, and each one embraces their differences to become more confident individuals. The virtues that this book explores are understanding, forgiveness, gratitude, generosity, cooperation, love, acceptance, respect, responsibility, honesty, confidence, and manners. Each chapter of the book focuses on a different virtue, and illustrates the meanings of them through the different stories of the eggs. My favorite part of these books is the fact that each story shows that making mistakes is okay, and that making them can help one to learn and grow to become a better person. This concept is greatly portrayed through the egg named Benedict. Benedict went through all sorts of struggles in the story from being the new kid in town, and was able to overcome those struggles with the help of his new friends. He is very relatable to kids, and shows that no one is perfect. I absolutely love this book, and would recommend it to any child looking for a good read. The illustrations, stories, and characters all teach amazing lessons, and make me feel happy as I read. Emily E.
"Thank you so much for your inspirational book. We are all loving making the Eggs' ideas a reality in our lives and the lives of others, too!"
5th Grade Teacher
This is a wonderful book for my granddaughter. Amazon Kindle Customer
This is a cute little chapter book that encompasses 12 different character traits. The characters are eggs, and all have names with "egg" in them (Greggory) except for Benedict, the character who needs to learn each new character trait in every chapter. This is a book that I will be sharing with my students. It also comes with a teacher resource book to provide more discussion and lessons for the character traits.
The book has the characters starting back to school in September and learning about Understanding. It then goes month by month and the characters learn about each different character trait. The book is written in such a way that Elementary students will enjoy the characters and the situations they are in and the lessons they learn. Teachers will recognize Benedict! :) Amy
We are a Kindergarten Class in Rockford and almost done reading your first book on Virtues. It has been wonderful! The kids just love the characters and lessons! They were thrilled to hear that you are going to be in Rockford on June 4. Hopefully, you will be bringing your characters for the kids to see. Thank you for sharing so many amazing lessons for our little ones! We even created a “juice box” drive for the “Kids Food Basket” organization after reading your chapter on Generosity. Keep up the awesome writing!
Kim Z., Kindergarten Teacher
My class & I enjoyed reading The Good Eggs: Book 1-Virtues. My students always remind me on the first of the month to read the latest with the Eggs! The children of the story have become part of our family & the children make connections to the Eggs’ experiences throughout the book (ex. divorce, being kind, having someone be mean to you). At first most of the students didn’t understand how the names were selected (ex. Megg, Ms. Poach), but it was a quick teachable moment.
Ms. Marissa Terry, 3rd Grade Teacher
This book is packed with life-lessons for children (and adults!). While reading it I imagined myself as an Egg in Albumen. I found myself identifying with each of the Egg characters in the book - - even Benedict! As a teacher, I can see how this book can be used as a great tool for character education in the classroom. As a parent, I can also see how this book could spark some terrific conversations at home. I highly recommend it! Barnes & Noble Reviewer
I met you at the CARE parenting conference in March. I was going to buy The Good Eggs series but I decided to wait to see if we would actually read it and whether the kids would like it. Well, I am happy to report, that my 8-year-son and 11-year-old daughter love The Good Eggs! I really like the message. The kids get a kick out of Benedict and we smile every time Meg flips her hair or Reggie adjusts his glasses.
We LOVE The Good Eggs series! My daughter is in 5th grade and it was always so hard to get her to read a book let alone finish the whole chapter book. She always lost interest in books before she was even half way done with them. The Good Eggs has definitely changed that. She now can't wait to read The Good Eggs each night! She loves all 3 stories! We are now rereading the series and she chose The Good Eggs Travel the World for her school book report! Ms. H
We bought the first book for my daughter and she absolutely LOVED it! This is the 1st book she has ever read all of! She couldn't put it down. I would like to order the other two.
Heather Jones Phleeger
I like The Good Eggs books because the good eggs [Peggy, Reggie, Megg, Seggourney, Benedict] have adventures like traveling the world. I have always wanted to travel the world and if I could, I would make Hannah be one of the characters. I bet it would be fun. I would like to go to China and Australia. It was fun to learn about the other countries and how you can help the people everywhere who need things.
Hannah W., 5th Grade