The Enormous Egg Paperback – Bargain Price, Apr 1 1993
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"Quite a yarn. Recommended." (School Library Journal (double-starred review) )
"[An] engagingly hilarious comedy." (Christian Science Monitor )
About the Author
Oliver Butterworth was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1918. Before his death in 1990, he taught English at the Hartford College of Women for 43 years.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is an easy read for a fifth grade class. The silly predicaments Nate and his dinosaur get in are great. Also there is suspense and frustration when Nate is denied a home for the rare/extinct animal. This chapter book has few pictures throughout but they are useful in assisting the imagination in order create this scenario in your mind. In this book there are also many true facts about dinosaurs that were great. Like how much it eats, grows, and weighs.
One day when Nate was fishing he met a dinosaur scientist named Dr. Ziemer. Dr Ziemer came every few weeks to see how the dinosaur was doing. Nate's Dad was the newspaper reporter for New Hampshire and he wrote an article about the dinosaur. People from Washington DC were calling about the dinosaur. All these people came and all these scientists came. During this time the dinosaur was getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Dr. Ziemer wanted Uncle Beasley to go to Washington DC so that scientists could study him but Nate didn't want that to happen. But when his teacher said that he could stay with the dinosaur for three weeks (and miss school) Nate said, "yes." In Washington DC a Senator wanted to kill the dinosaur because he thought it was too expensive to feed. Nate went on tv and people from all the states came to see Uncle Beasley and put money in a jar to help pay for his food. They ve $240,271.31! And the dinosaur was saved.
I liked this book because it was interesting. This is the first time I read a book about an egg that had a dinosaur in it.
Nate Twitchel found an enormous egg under one of his hens one morning. It was so big Nate had to turn the egg for the hen.It took six weeks till it finally hatched.A dinosaur came out. News spread fast and soon people from across the country started coming to the Twitchel's house. The dinosaur got so big that the Twitchels had to send him away, but Nate got to go too. the dinosaur ended up in Washington D.C. and there trouble began. Read the book to find out how Nate solves his prolems.
I think this book was great. It is about a fiction book about a kid named Nate who finds an enormous egg in the chicken coop. It hatches into an animal. The animal grows and grows. Soon it got too big to stay there so they shipped it to the Washington D.C. zoo.
My favorite part is when Nate was riding the animal and a truck honked in the animals ear. Then the animal knocked the truck on its side.
I would recommend this book to 4th - 8th graders.
Most recent customer reviews
I loved this book as a child and bought three - one for each of my children's families to enjoy. I reread it and I still love it. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2013 by Amazon Customer
I read this when I was ten and again when I was thirty. And you know, I enjoyed it just as much the second time. The story's great and the writing's very good. Read morePublished on July 12 2004
Although on the surface this book is about a boy and his dinosaur, it is really about the freedoms promised to Americans by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2003 by Sara F. Dean
I loved this book because it was a funny aventure. I thought the dinosaur, Uncle Beasley, was awesome. My favorite part was when he turmed over a truck on the highway. Read morePublished on March 6 2003 by Tadd Clark, a 10 year old reader
The Enormous Egg is exciting and funny.If you like dinosaur books and humor books you will really like this book. Read morePublished on May 31 2001
I REALLY DIDN'T LIKE ALL THE EVOLUTION TALK IN THIS BOOK. I READ THIS BOOK ALOUD TO MY CHILDREN AS A PART OF A DINOSAUR UNIT STUDY. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2001
THIS BOOK IS SO NEAT ! I THINK WHOEVER LIKES CHICKENS OR DINOSAURS WOULD LIKE THIS BOOK !Published on Feb. 8 2001
I was just reading some books for english homework.Then I thought "This is interesting..." And I kept reading it until I finished it! Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2001
I was forced to read this book in fourth grade, and I still cannot forgive the school board for making me read such a deplorable book. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2001