Edward the Egg

Coloring Tales of Adventure

Children - Adventure
44 Pages
Reviewed on 10/14/2020
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Author Biography

I’m Julia Fagundus, author of Edward the Egg, Coloring Tales of Adventure, College English teacher, and mother of three teenagers! A couple of years ago, I was inspired to create "Edward the Egg" as a bedtime story for my oldest son who never wanted to fall asleep. Because he never wanted to fall asleep, Edward went on many adventures! As I began writing Edward the Egg, I realized there was a metaphor in the book for an awesome truth. You see Edward "cracks" on each adventure. In each adventure, someone "tapes" Edward back together. What a beautiful love story our world tells when people realize they can help "tape" each other up too. This birthed the publishing company RoyalKIND.
Readers are inspired to “go beyond” the book, connecting with other readers through RoyalKIND.org and the Instagram pages @royalkind.edwardtheegg and @royalkind.take.the.time. Readers can enter contests by posting their pictures or sharing their own story. I hope you will join me in the mission to spark a generation that believes in their worth and takes the time to encourage ALL who come across their path .

    Book Review

Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite

Edward the Egg: Coloring Tales of Adventure, crafted by Julia Fagundus, is a wonderfully delightful children’s book. It begins with a presentation page for the child, noting the child is an amazing person and the giver believes in him/her. The book has five adventure tales, beginning with Edward The Egg Likes to Cook. In each adventure, a mishap occurs where Edward the Egg cracks, but someone is always nearby, willing to fix him with tape. Additionally, there is a picture to color and another page where the child can draw his/her own version and send it to the publisher’s website.

This children’s book is truly unique, with a strong message for every child. “You can help ‘tape’ others too…with a smile, a kind word, a helping hand or a listening ear,” is written at the end of the book. While each story can provide many opportunities for parents to discuss the excitement of trying new things, they can also add discussions about ways to stay safe, or how unexpected things can happen but it will be all right. The writing is clear and concise and will be easily understood by children of all ages. The addition of coloring pages and the encouragement of drawing a child’s own version contribute to the personalization of each book. In fact, if a family has several children, it would be helpful for each child to have his/her own copy! Author Julia Fagundus has developed entertaining and educational stories, as well as fun activities in the children’s book, Edward the Egg: Coloring Tales of Adventure.

Jack Magnus

Edward the Egg: Coloring Tales of Adventure is an adventure storybook for children written by Julia Fagundus. In this collection of flash fiction stories about an adventurous egg, Fagundus shows readers how the feckless egg inevitably cracks during each adventure but is taped back together by a compassionate soul. We see Edward learn to cook at the side of a famous Italian chef, fish while accompanying two fishermen in a small boat, ride a horse on a farm, learn to swim in a pool, and master the intricacies of driving a four-wheeler. Each tale is accompanied by line drawings for coloring. There’s also a link for submitting completed pages to compete for prizes.

Julia Fagundus’s Edward the Egg: Coloring Tales of Adventure is designed to get kids intrigued and curious about trying some new adventures for themselves. Each story shows Edward’s enterprising spirit as he sets out to achieve his goals. He’s not daunted by the fact that no egg has ever ridden a horse before or dived off the high board of a pool. And, fortunately, there’s always someone who makes sure that Edward survives his adventures. I loved how the author ends her collection with the exhortation that each young reader can make a difference; they can be the ones who tape together others, with “a smile, a kind word, a helping hand or a listening ear.” This interactive flash fiction storybook offers so much to young readers, from the art work to the quest for adventure to being the one who tapes up another. It’s highly recommended.

Asher Syed

Edward the Egg: Coloring Tales of Adventure by Julia Fagundus is a children's story and activity book following its titular protagonist as he ventures out to see and try new things. The book is a compilation of short stories that read independently and contain the opportunity for young readers to color in black and white illustrations to bring Edward to life while also engaging a child with age-appropriate visuals. In addition to this, there is a blank page between each adventure that instructs its readers to use their own imaginations and draw in the spaces themselves. Some of the adventures Edward undertakes include fishing, horseback riding, and driving, and all share the common theme of the kindness of others in making us whole again.

Edward the Egg is a really fun concept and the stories woven by Julia Fagundus, which were inspired by tales she told her own inquisitive children, are creative and entertaining. Edward does sneak into places, tag along uninvited, and even jumps into a pool with no knowledge of how to swim and is miraculously able to, all of these obviously being actions that are dangerous. I did enjoy the common format of the writing with Edward almost getting cracked in each episode, followed by a fear of being eaten and ending with a reason why he wasn't. The illustrations are natural and very simple sketches that should make for a quick coloring session before bed. Overall, this is a fun little book that I have no doubt young readers will find enjoyable.