In the paper-over-board Bright Easter Day by Julie Stiegemeyer (Baby in a Manger), illus. by Susan Spellman, rhyming verse relates the story of the Passion. ("With his hands bound and tied,/ And with guards at His side,/ Jesus chose not to fight,/ Hid His power and might.") Soft-edged watercolor-and-pastel artwork, featuring crowds alternately cheerful and solemn, accompanies the text. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.