My name is Nate Twitchell, but I can't help that.
So begins the hilarious tale that has delighted generations of readers, becoming one of the most enormously popular children's books of all time. Nate has quite an enormous story to tell: that of the unbelievable egg laid by one of the family hens. Along with his parents and sister, he takes care of the egg, determined to see it hatch, but not even Nate is prepared for the creature that comes out of it when it finally does. Could it really be...a dinosaur?
When a visiting paleontologist confirms that it is, the crowds start coming to little Freedom, New Hampshire. Suddenly, reporters from all around the country, famous scientists, and even the politicians down in Washington are getting involved. The problem is that none of them know what to do with a baby Triceratops, either! At first Nate doesn't see what all the fuss is all about. All he wants is to keep his new pet. But Uncle Beazley, the dinosaur himself, just keeps getting bigger and bigger...
Imaginative and original, full of fun and keen observations, The Enormous Egg is an ideal classroom read-aloud treat.