In the springtime when the moon was high in the sky, the animals got ready for Egg Day. “First things first,” said Flora, “We can’t have Egg Day without eggs!” So Nicholas helped her fill the wagon with the animal’s best and shiniest work, and they trundled to the farm to trade with the chickens.
Chickens love shiny things, you see, and they have more eggs than they know what to do with. Flora and Nicholas pushed the wagon back very carefully, their new eggs nestled in wood shavings.
When each animal had decorated an egg, Oliver Mouse said, “Other Animals, may I have your attention, please? We will now each pick a card to see who will be the Egg Roller. That friend gets to wear this sash.”
Each animal picked a card.
Oliver told her what to do. “Emma, you must wake up very early tomorrow morning, which is Egg Day, and hide all the eggs. Then you must blow a whistle and the other animals will run outside and find all the eggs!!!! As I’m sure you are aware, whoever finds the most is the King or Queen of Eggs. They get a crown naturally. And then we will make the eggs into deviled eggs and have a feast!”
So that is what they did.