Easter Morning, Easter Sun by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrations by Tara Anderson

Easter Morning, Easter Sun by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrations by Tara Anderson. Pajama Press, Inc., 9781772781779, 2021

Format: Hardcover

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

Genre: Picture Book

 What did you like about the book? A family of cats and mice come together for an Easter celebration on a beautiful spring day–and there is even an appearance by the Easter Bunny at the end of this story. The rhyming text shows all the wonderful things about Easter – hot-cross buns fresh from the oven, pastel colored decorated eggs, beautiful Easter outfits with fancy hats, an Easter egg hunt, and a yummy picnic outside. All the wonderful things about springtime are included  in this story as well including ducklings, baby birds, frogs and beautiful flowers. The fun-filled day ends with an Easter dinner with none other than the Easter Bunny himself.

The illustrations provided by Tara Anderson are done in pastel-hues and feature all the colorful things about spring–this includes bright green grass, purple lilacs, blue skies, and yellow daffodils.

Anything you did not like about the book. Nothing.

To whom would you recommend this book? This book is perfect for children between the ages of three and five, especially if their family is preparing for the Easter celebration.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries, preschools, daycare centers, anyone who works with children between the ages of three and five years old.

Where would you shelve it? Picture Book

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

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

Date of review: March 7, 2021

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