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 Last one in is a rotten egg!
 Author: De Groat, Diane

 Publisher:  HarperCollins
 Pub Year: 2007

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 268728 ISBN: 9780060892944
 Ages: 3-8 Grades: K-3

 Easter egg hunts -- Fiction
 Sharing -- Fiction
 Cousins -- Fiction
 Oppossums -- Fiction

Price: $13.72

When Gilbert and Lola's cousin Wally comes to visit for Easter, he learns a lesson about being greedy during the annual Easter egg hunt.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 113582
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 42281

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/06)
   School Library Journal (00/02/07)
   Booklist (01/15/07)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2007 PreS-Gr 2-In this 10th book about Gilbert, the young opossum and his sister are excited about their cousin's visit. They soon realize, however, that having Wally around isn't as much fun as they had imagined. He is so competitive that he turns everything into a contest. "Last one in is a rotten egg" is his favorite phrase, which he yells while running to beat the others at whatever activity is taking place, even getting to the lunch table first. The children attend an Easter egg hunt and Wally fills his basket quickly while Gilbert takes the time to help his little sister search for eggs. Lola spots the golden egg, which signifies a prize, but neither she nor Gilbert can reach it high in a tree. Wally takes it from its perch but instead of giving it to Lola, keeps it for himself. In the end, Lola wins her prize, Wally learns to share, and the three become friends. Pastel, cartoon-style watercolor illustrations depict the activities while revealing the small town's populace made up of raccoons, porcupines, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Children will relate to the story, which imparts a gentle lesson on how to be a friend.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2007 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 01/01/2007 Gilbert the opossum boy is excited because his cousin Wally is arriving in time for the Easter egg hunt. But Wally has changed since Gilbert saw him last. He’s bigger and more competitive, and he is always informing people they’re going to be a rotten egg. At the park’s egg hunt, Wally gathers eggs faster than anyone else and is on target to win one of the prizes. Then Lola spies the golden egg that will win another prize. Wally helps her get it down from the tree—only to put it in his own basket! Unbeknownst to Wally, as he hurries down the hill, he has been dropping his eggs, which Gilbert and Lola have picked up. The transition to the moment when Lola gets the prize for her golden egg is rusty, but Gilbert and Wally’s sharing of the other prize is a nice moment. Everything is familiar here, and the art is a little static, but deGroat’s many fans will welcome another book about Gilbert. - Copyright 2007 Booklist.

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