Thursday, March 14, 2024

Today's read. Easter Bunny, Where Are You? by Jeffrey Burton

 Easter isn't far away, and there's no way I can skip picking up a read or two to celebrate. This one is a board book for the youngest readers out there, and best of all, it has flaps! From the title, I'm assuming this one will involve a little hunting and searching, too.

by Jeffrey Burton
Illustrated by Juliana Motzko
Little Simon
14 pages
ages 0 to 3

Find where the Easter Bunny is hiding in this sweet lift-the-flap board book!

Easter Bunny, where are you?
Do you want to play?
I know you’re hiding somewhere.
It’s almost Easter day.

Its almost Easter, but the Easter Bunny is nowhere to be found! Maybe the Easter Bunny is hiding behind that bush or that gate or maybe that tree. Look under the sturdy flaps to see whose fluffy tail or furry foot that really is—and find an Easter surprise on the last page!

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Searching for the Easter Bunny holds many surprises and fun with every opening of a flap.

It's time for Easter, but the Easter Bunny isn't anywhere to be found. A little bear begins his search to find this important friend, but it's not that simple. Luckily, he receives help along the way.

This is a sturdy board book, which has thick and sturdy pages, thanks to the extra layer of cardboard needed to create the thick and sturdy flaps. So this book will take some abuse. The characters and scenes hold quite a few details while still having a gentler art style. The colors are bright and fit well to the Spring atmosphere. Each page holds joyful scenes and invites to play. 

The text flows in an enjoyable rhyme, which urges listeners to join in the search for the bunny. This is age appropriate and does have enough repetition to make it a fun read-aloud. Each verse hints at a large object in the illustrations (which holds a flap). These are easy to open and uncover a new friend as well as a quick text, which adds a hint of surprise (and giggles with the right reading atmosphere). It's fun to watch the friends gather more and more as they assist in the bunny search. It's a cute book for the holidays and is sure to bring more than a few smiles.

And here they are...      

Jeffrey Burton has written several books for children. He lives in New York City with his family.

Juliana Motzko is a Brazilian illustrator that has loved drawing and painting ever since she was a little girl. She’s fascinated by pets and children’s worlds and loves to create cute artwork that touches people’s hearts. After studying art and pedagogy, she worked as an art teacher.

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