Help me find this book I remember from my childhood, episode 4395812...
February 13, 2013 7:34 PM Subscribe
Trying to remember the name of a book from my childhood. It was a colorful kids book of short stories that included one about an egg named Percy who sat out in the sun too long.
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The book was an illustrated, large-format (maybe 8"x11" or so) collection of short stories, probably geared toward kids age 8 or younger. Both the cover and the illustrations were very colorful, and I think the cover had a bright red border. One story was about a lazy, chubby egg named Percy who sat out in the sun too long (possibly at the beach.) It's possible I'm mixing up details from more than one story and Percy wasn't actually an egg or was an egg but did something else "lazy" other than sitting out in the sun for too long.
It was written in the 1980s or earlier (though from what I remember of the style, probably not before 1960 or so), possibly British (or maybe Australian or Kiwi.)