Story Time with Nate - "When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left" and "Three Hens, a Peacock, and the Enormous Egg"

  • Posted on: 11 May 2023
  • By: TanyaMills

Picture of Nate reading for Story Time


Cover of Peter Reynolds's "When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left"

From #1 New York Times bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds and talented debut author Marc Colagiovanni comes an inspirational story about optimism, overcoming adversity, and forging your own path. (Ages 4-8)

"One day for no particular reason, nothing was going right. Absolutely positively, nothing was going right. So, I decided to go left..."

Told through creative language play, and with depth and whimsy, this picture book reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Marc Colagiovanni's lyrical text and Peter H. Reynolds's stunning art create an enduring message of strength and perseverance that is both universal and personal, and one that readers will be drawn to over and over again.

This first of two new picture books created in collaboration with Marc and Peter will inspire, affirm, and reassure readers at key milestone moments in every young reader's life. When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left makes an inspiring graduation gift as well as a must-have, uplifting read sure to bring positivity to all who read it and remind us that even when nothing is going right... we can always choose to go left.


Cover of Henry Cole's "Three Hens, a Peacock, and the Enormous Egg"

Farm animals rescue an enormous egg from the road and then must figure out how to care for the mysterious creature. What could possibly be inside this egg and why is it taking so long to hatch? (Ages 4-8) 

Lester Laminack returns with a delightfully funny sequel to his barnyard story of three hens and a peacock. This time the animals decide to work together to rescue an enormous egg that falls from a truck in the road in front of their farm. Working together is, however, not without challenges when three bossy hens are involved. 

The animals have no idea what is in the egg and have never seen one so big. But over the course of trying to protect it and hatch it, they find themselves quite smitten with it, each imagining that what's in the egg is a version of themselves. 

An unexpectedly heartwarming ending leaves the animals speechless when they meet their new ward and learn who among them is the greatest nurturer of all. 

This bestselling creative team delivers another amusing picture book about life on a sleepy farm. This one with a lot of heart, too. 

Event address: 
94 West Tabernacle Street
Children's Room
St. George, UT 84770-4087
When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left By Marc Colagiovanni, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338831184
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Published: Orchard Books - March 7th, 2023

Three Hens, a Peacock, and the Enormous Egg By Lester L. Laminack, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lester L. Laminack, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781682633748
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret Quinlin Books - February 7th, 2023