Egg Napped

The Adventures of Eddie the Egg

Children - Preschool
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 09/26/2011
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Author Biography

Jon-Paul (Jon-Paul Antony McCarthy) is an English Cartoonist/caricature Illustrator. His work has appeared in Newspapers such as The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times.

As well as working for companies such as Warner Bros, Apple, Cisco, Samsung, BBC to name but a few, he has made several T.V appearances and has a successful series of children's books called the Adventures of Eddie the Egg.

In 2012 Jon-Paul was involved in The Big Egg Hunt where he produced a life size sculpture of Eddie the Egg which was In the Front of Hamley's Toy store for 45 days.

Jon-Paul continues to work on commissions from his studio in Brighton where he lives and owns the Caricature Shack shop on Brighton Pier where you can regularly find him in the summer months painting tourists.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rita Vetsch for Readers' Favorite

Egg-Napped: The Adventures of Eddie the Egg is an exquisite children's book written by Jon-Paul McCarthy. In the quirky world of Leftover Land, the food magically comes to life and this is where our story begins with Eddie the Egg. Eddie is no ordinary egg, though, for he is the true hero in the world of Leftover Land. His friend, Fried Francis, has been egg-napped by a sinister sausage named Sizzling Cecil, along with his evil sidekicks. Eddie sets out on his journey to Mash Potato Castle to save Fried Francis. Along the way, he must battle obstacles throughout Baked Bean River, the Sizzling Bacon Desert, the Swamp of Angry Sausages and the Giant Mushroom Jungle. Will Eddie be able to use his Eggsterminator gun and save Fried Francis in time?

Jon-Paul McCarthy does a wonderful job in piecing this play-on-words children's book together. The `egg' puns used throughout the book make it unique and set it apart from other children's books. Children of all ages can easily comprehend this story, and the plot flows nicely. The illustrations are unique and colorful, making the food characters literally come to life in a creative way. I read this book to my daughter, and she laughed at the characters and the fun wording throughout. She thought it was just a great book and could easily imagine the foods coming to life in her own kitchen and having their own amazing adventures. This lead to a fun discussion about foods and the funny pun words we can use to describe them. This is definitely a creative and delightful book that children of all ages will enjoy.