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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the immagination!
This book is about a young boy in Freedom, New Hampshire named Nate Twitchell and his discovery. The young boy went to fetch his hen one day and noticed that the hen had laid an enormous egg. Six weeks later the Twitchell family realizes that the egg hatched into something much bigger than they imagined, a triceratops. Scientists from all over went to New Hampshire to...
Published on March 12, 2002

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1.0 out of 5 stars needs a better illustrator
The story is wonderful but the illustrator is NOT Louis Darling who illustrated the original book. Why couldn't they have used the original drawings?
Published 9 months ago by caroline thorington


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the immagination!, March 12, 2002
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This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
This book is about a young boy in Freedom, New Hampshire named Nate Twitchell and his discovery. The young boy went to fetch his hen one day and noticed that the hen had laid an enormous egg. Six weeks later the Twitchell family realizes that the egg hatched into something much bigger than they imagined, a triceratops. Scientists from all over went to New Hampshire to see this animal. Soon the dinosaur got to big to stay in Freedom. With the help of a paleontologist Nate gets down to Washington DC where he is turned away form the zoo because the animal would cost too much money to feed. Soon Nate and the scientist are trying to convince everyone why the dinosaur should stay.
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.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid book, March 6, 2003
This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
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. I thought it was funny! Nate was a cool guy because he rode the dinosaur and saved him from dying. Everybody would enjoy this book!
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific, Imaginative Tale, August 30, 2000
This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
One morning, as Nate Twitchell goes to the hen house to collect eggs, he finds one of his chickens sitting on an enormous egg...it's even bigger than the hen. No one has ever seen anything like this before and Nate is determined to take care of the egg and make sure it hatches. But, taking care of the egg is a big chore. Nate has to turn it often, to keep it warm and watch it carefully. After six weeks it hatches and out comes, not a baby chick, but a baby triceratops. News of the birth of a dinosaur travels fast and soon doctors, scientists and even politicians are coming to town to have a look. As the dinosaur grows larger and larger, some decisions have to be made about where it will live and who will take the best care of it. Mr Butterworth has written a wonderful, fast paced story, narrated by Nate, that your kids will not want to stop reading. The Enormous Egg is an action packed, funny and sometimes poignant story full of interesting characters and great, vivid scenes. This is the perfect book for kids age 9-12 and a terrific read-aloud book the whole family can enjoy together.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's An American Egg..., June 11, 2005
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Konrei "Everything I need is right here" (Boca Raton, Florida and Brooklyn, New York) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
THE ENORMOUS EGG, written in 1956, is the fantastical tale of young Nate Twitchell of Freedom, New Hampshire, who, one fine day, discovers that one of his chickens has hatched out a baby Triceratops.

Author Oliver Butterworth has gifted generations with a classic satire on the American economic and political system, peopled by a cast of amusing characters with some really unforgettable names.

In trying to protect his odd pet from a veritable army of hucksters of every stripe who are trying to exploit "Uncle Beazley" for their own ends, Nate Twitchell teaches us a crucial civics lesson on the importance of free speech in a free society.

A fun and important book written for ten year olds, THE ENORMOUS EGG is appropriate for adults as well. Strongly recommended for all!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a high interest book for students., October 2, 1999
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This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
To motivate students is a difficult task for a teacher. After reading The Enormous Egg about 10 years ago, I decided to create a thematic unit around it. I begin each year with this book and students love it. It's a great motivator and students are so interested and involved in the book they can't put it down. I recommend it as a classroom book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book, September 7, 2001
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This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
The Enormous Egg is about a a boy, Nate, who lives in a farm and his hen who laid an egg. But a baby triceratops pops out! Nate named him Uncle Beasley who was Nate's real Uncle.
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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for 10 year olds, October 23, 2004
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Shannon B. (Ukiah, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
I teach 5th grade. My class reads this book almost every year as a literature unit. It's a wonderfully imaginative old fashioned story. It also gives classroom teachers a chance to talk about how our government works, the US Constitution and it has a very good message about the evils of McCarthyism (the story was written in the mid 1950's).

Every year it's a classroom favorite with both boys and girls. Kids love fantastic stories and dinosaurs. This book has both!

Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All kids like dinoasaur stories and this one's a classic!!, October 24, 1998
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This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
A chicken laying an egg bigger than herself...What's in the egg? Your children will delight when out hatches a triceratops (for you ignorant parents who have kids who are experts in naming dinosaurs thats the dinosaur with the two horns poking out of his head and one from his nose...kind of a rhino with two spears coming out above his eyes) The story outlines the adventures of having a pet dinosuar in the modern world...Fun! I'm 36 now and still vividly remember the story...Your kids will love it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific book with something for everyone., August 24, 1998
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This review is from: The Enormous Egg (Paperback)
The Enormous Egg is a wonderful book for anyone. It has the humor to keep all ages amused and the suspense to keep the younger readers turning the pages. Written from the perspective of a young boy, it is personable to the reader. From a teaching perspective there are numerous uses for this book; how DO you convince someone there is a dinosaur in your barn? Can you convince the congress to pay for the upkeep of an "ugly" Triceratops? I whole heartedly recommend this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! You must read it!, October 18, 2002
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Butterworth, Oliver, The Enormous Egg New York; Little Brown and Company, 1993. 188 p.p.
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.
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