I'm still not back up and running at full speed, but with Easter quickly approaching, I wanted to take a look at last year's post about our Easter Books. I found a few books last year at the library that we hadn't seen before that I wanted to add:
The Bunny Who Found Easter by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Betty Peterson. It has been reillustrated by Helen Craig of Angelina Ballerina fame. I really like the art in the original book better, but I wouldn't pass up a copy of the re-illustrated version because the story is so sweet!
We received a board book copy of Here Comes Peter Cottontail! by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins Illustrated by Pamela R. Levy for our collection last year. This book is an illustration of a song that you may know. If you don't, you can listen to Rosemary Clooney sing it here. Gene Autry sings it, perhaps more famously, but his lyrics don't match the words in the book exactly. Danny Kaye sang it in the the TV classic, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, too.
Finally, here are some notable reviews from other bloggers. Some of these books were on my list from last year, but are more completely reviewed with beautiful images:
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward, illustrated by Marjorie Flack was reveiwed here by Anita Silvey. There is more Country Bunny love from Burgin Streetman here.
Happy Easter by Kurt Weise is another one that Burgin Streetman shared that looks wonderful and I wanted to link to her review of The Easter Egg Artists by Adrienne Adams, as well.
I would be remiss to neglect a link to Margaret Perry's Easter Round Up from last year. She includes links in it to all the books she has previously reviewed, notably Petook (my favorite!)
Leave a comment if you'd like me to do an individual post on any of the Easter books - with more images - that I mentioned in this post or last year's (posted here).
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