Parker Plum and the Rotten Egg Thoughts

A Story about Learning to Look on the Bright Side of Things

Written By: Billie Pavicic
Illustrated By: Susan Gaber
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Parker Plum is having a bad day!

He wakes from a night of slumber to find a little green egg resting on his pillow. How did it get there? While most children would find this quite unusual, Parker was accustomed to such peculiar things. He plops it in his pocket and starts his day… a day that gets worse by the minute.

Breakfast is awful, he misses the bus and, worst of all, he has to sit downwind from Dave, a guy who toots all day! Every disappointment gets Parker more upset and makes the egg grow bigger and bigger until it’s ginormous. Is this rotten, smelly blob about to explode?

Fortunately for Parker, veteran lunch lady Mrs. Butterbott thinks she can defuse the situation. But it totally depends on whether Parker is willing to unscramble all his self-defeating thoughts. Can he? See what happens in this creative and colorful tale from the Parker Plum book series, written by talented author and educator Billie Pavicic.

Reframing thoughts and practicing positive thinking are essential coping skills. Tips are included at the end of the story to help children stop their negative thinking and become more positive and resilient.

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Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 978-1-944882-33-4
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades K-6; Ages 5-11