Young Peter T. Hooper tells his sister Liz how he created the greatest scrambled egg recipe ever.
This book contains examples of the following tropes:
- Beak Attack: Quite a number of birds stab at Ali with their beaks after he steals a Strookoo Cuckoo egg.
- The Ditz: South-West-Facing Cranes will always stand in a south-westerly direction to keep a lookout for enemies while nesting, to the point of being completely oblivious to someone sneaking up from behind to steal their eggs. Peter states that he supposes their brains are messed up in some way.
- Free-Range Children: Exaggerated. Hooper travels all over the world to find exotic eggs.
- It Tastes Like Feet: Peter T. Hooper avoids the eggs of the Twiddler Owls, because their eggs taste like dust. He also avoids the stroodle, claiming their eggs taste like fleece and bicycle grease.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Peter describes the Bombastic Aghast, the last bird he gets eggs from, as terrifying, unfriendly, and extremely fast, befitting its ominous name.
- Serious Business: Peter T. Hooper is so determined to perfect his scrambled egg recipe that he and his hired help go to the ends of the earth, to dangerous and exotic locales, and fight off fierce birds to find the best quality eggs.
- The Unreveal: Peter never finds out how the Pelf manages to lay such oversized eggs, and never reveals how he managed to get such a gigantic egg back to his kitchen.