Today's story is "The Good Egg and the Talent Show", written by Jory John illustrated by Pete Oswald.
I'm a good egg, a very good egg, yes, a very good egg, and I have a problem, a big problem, yes, a very big problem.
See, there's a talent show this afternoon, but I don't have any talents, huh, it's true, I can't dance, I don't know how to juggle, I never sing in tune, I don't have an act.
Meanwhile, everybody from the store will be here, all of them have amazing skills.
The Pasta does yoga, the Cookies perform magic, the Marshmallows stack themselves into tall towers.
The English muffins are actors, the Popcorn jumps really high, and the Cheese plays in a six-piece string band.
But I'm just a good egg, where are all my amazing skills? where are my unique talents? what am I even doing with my life?
Think, egg think, what should I do? what will I do? what could I do? Ah! the talent show is starting, and I still don't have an act.
I guess I'll just sit in the audience, and cheer on my friends, that's what I usually do anyway.
Showtime, how can I compete with this? I could never do something like that, later, uh-oh, that muffin seems to have forgotten his lines.
Oh yeah, as I was saying, fortunately I can help, Shakespeare is my favorite.
Oh dear! No one is volunteering for this magic act. - Oh oh I'll do it. - Goodness!
哦天哪！(饼干表演时没人帮忙)没人会自愿做这种神奇的表演。 - (蛋前去帮忙)哦，哦，我来做. - 天哪(感谢)！
That pose looks dangerous. I should probably be a spotter, I'm here to assist.
Oh no! the drummer broke her drums, fortunately, I have my lucky bottle cap, drum away, my new friend.
Oh gosh! the lighting is all wrong, and one of the costumes ripped, good thing I brought this flashlight and this emergency sewing kit.
Wow! what a show! that was the best one yet. too bad I didn't get to perform an act, but I still had fun.
Later that night, I was about to leave the theater when something strange happened, the string cheese asked me to wait for a minute.
Everyone started saying thank you to me, they said, I made every act better, the english muffin called me the star of the show.
They were so grateful, they couldn't believe, I'd set up this entire talent show by myself, they all said I was a good egg, a very good egg.
That made me feel very good indeed, wow! that was really something, I made some new friends and I discovered some new talents and I learned an even bigger lesson.
People notice when you do good things, I guess being kind is a talent too, yes, this was a good day for a good egg indeed.
I suppose I have some useful skills after all, whoa! another talent show is coming up fast.
What will I do? what shall I do? what could I do? think, egg think!