The Easter Egg – by Jan Brett

   The Easter Egg – by Jan Brett, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 9780399547331, 2017

Format: Board book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is a starred review)  3

What did you like about the book? This small board book tells the story of forest animals getting Easter eggs ready to give to the Easter bunny when he comes Easter morning. It shows animals making chocolate eggs, wooden eggs and beautifully painted eggs. Hoppi, the bunny is having trouble making the perfect egg and rests in the forest to think about a solution. When a robin egg falls out of a nest, he gives up his idea of making an egg and takes care of the robin egg. He makes sure it is warm and turns it constantly to ensure that it will hatch. On Easter morning when the Easter bunny comes, the Easter bunny asks to see his egg. It has already hatched, but it is so special that the Easter Bunny puts it on the top of the pile of eggs in a place of honor.

Anything you didn’t like about it? Although it is a visually pleasing book and would appeal to older children, the fact that it is a board book seems to target a younger audience. I don’t think children under age 4 would follow the intricate pictures.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Children ages 4-8 will like the story and enjoy the pictures.

Who should buy this book? Public school libraries.

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  maybe

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: April 4, 2017

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