Sunday, April 3, 2022

Review: What's Inside the Easter Egg? by Cindy Jin

 And now, it's time for today's second review! This one is for the youngest readers out there and greets the upcoming, Easter holiday. I love books with flaps and things, and this one promises one with every turn of the page. Plus, that bunny looks so friendly.

Ready to open some eggs with me and see if this one is everything I hope it to be?

A Lift-The-Flap Book
by Cindy Jin
Illustrated by Fiona Dulieu
Little Simon
Board Book / Holidays
14 pages
ages 0 to 4

Little ones will love searching for the Easter bunny in this bright and lively interactive lift-the-flap board book that’s shaped like an Easter egg!

With a happy wagging tail,
this one loves to bark.
He chases squirrels down the trail
and runs around the park.

Could it be the Easter Bunny?

Young readers can lift the sturdy flaps to discover different springtime animals until the Easter bunny finally appears in this irresistible Easter egg–shaped board book!



Hunting for eggs packs tons of surprises in this cute book, which greets the Easter season, while introducing the youngest readers to some familiar animals.

This board book is robust enough to handle some carrying around and wear-and-tear. The flaps open up easily and will take some abuse, but I can see them ripping after a while...but that also means the kids are using the book time and again. I also like the rounded shape of this book, which keeps corners away and hints at egg curves (at least, somewhat).

The illustrations are bright and cute, giving details in the scenes but keeping them general and rounded for simple identification. Yet, there's more than enough there to make each one interesting. The eggs are colored in a matching theme, which I found clever.

The text is heavy compared to many board books, but it works well for the 2 to 4 age group. Each one starts with the same question, which give the title to this book and then, answers it with a four-line poem which includes an animal noise. The vocabulary fits well to the age group and the rhymes flow wonderfully.

I could see young readers enjoying this one quite a bit and am, actually, going to give a copy to a young reader I know.

And here they are...

Cindy Jin edits and writes books for children. She lives in New York City.

Fiona Dulieu is an award-winning animator turned illustrator from northern England. She earned her honors degree in animation and sound at Norwich University of the Arts then worked for several animation studios in London where she fell in love with illustration, character design, and visual development. Fiona then became her own boss through freelance illustration and opening her shop Pearl Planet where she sells handmade nail decals and art prints. 

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