Easter Bunny: A Wag My Tail Book – Salina Yoon


   Easter Bunny: A Wag My Tail Book – Salina Yoon, Little Simon, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division, 9781534443440, 2020

Format: Board book

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Picture book

 What did you like about the book? This is a very short book about a little bunny in search of an Easter egg. Everytime it sees an egg, it turns out to belong to another animal — butterfly, duck, or bird. Only in the end do we see three little bumble bees delivering a decorated egg to the delighted bunny. There are a couple of fun little things going on with this book. First, there is a pull that can be moved to wag the bunny’s tail. I would imagine that this would be a huge hit with young children. Also, there is a little hint on the lower corner of each page as to who might be the true owner of each egg. One page says “flap, flap” and we see on the next page that the egg belongs to a butterfly. This continues with “quack, quack” for a duck, “chirp chirp” for a bird, and “buzz buzz” for some bees. This is a fun little guessing game to do with children to help make a very short book last a little longer. Plus, waiting for the answer on the next page is also a fun little activity with children.

Anything you did not like about the book. Nothing

To whom would you recommend this book? This book is perfect for infants to age three. I would recommend this book to children who love books with manipulatives. There is a fluffy tail and a pull to make the tail move.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, preschools, daycare, anyone who works with children ages infant to three years old.

Where would you shelve it? Board books

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Maybe, it is a cute book, but only if you are in need of Easter/spring books for very young children in your collection.

 Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Kristin Guay, former youth services librarian.

Date of review: February 12, 2020

 

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