Peter Easter Frog – Erin Dealey, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Caitlyn Dlouhy Book, 9781481464895, 2021
Format: Hardcover picture book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? This book is for the silly giggly reader in your life. As the Easter season approaches many parents are seeking books to add to their holiday gifting. Peter, who is a frog, decides he wants to help the easter bunny by hiding easter eggs. As he is on his hippity hoppy way he bumps into some animal friends. He meets a turtle, a cow, a sheepdog, and even a squirrel. Together they head on their way to help the easter bunny hide eggs. However, Peter runs into the easter bunny and the bunny is not happy. The easter bunny let’s Peter know it is his job to hide the eggs and no one needs to help him. However, before he walks away Peter decides to give the easter bunny an egg. Could you imagine that the easter bunny has never been gifted an egg before? He was thankful for Peter’s kindness towards him which you get the sense he has never experienced during this season since he is always the one gifting eggs. In the end together all the animal friends and the easter bunny head off to hide easter eggs.
Anything you did not like about the book? No, this was a very fun read.
To whom would you recommend this book? This book is for the silly child ages 2 and older. It has a message at the end about showing kindness towards others even if initially they are not kind to you. That is a life lesson we should teach all young children.
Who should buy this book? Parents of young children, early learning centers/daycares, elementary schools
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Rose Metayer, Boston Latin School, Boston Ma
Date of review: 3/24/2021
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