Bunny's Easter Egg

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Bunny has spent a long night hiding Easter eggs, and now it's time to get some rest. But when she burrows down to sleep, something disturbs her, and everywhere else she tries to nap just isn't right.

She tries the old oak tree—too noisy!

She tries a little boat on the lily pond—too wet!

She tries the ...

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Overview

Bunny has spent a long night hiding Easter eggs, and now it's time to get some rest. But when she burrows down to sleep, something disturbs her, and everywhere else she tries to nap just isn't right.

She tries the old oak tree—too noisy!

She tries a little boat on the lily pond—too wet!

She tries the greenhouse—oh no!

Where will Bunny go?

Anne Mortimer's charming story is just right for Easter-time sharing.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Though she has one egg left, Bunny is too tired to hide it, so she puts it in her basket. When it starts to crack, she leaps out: “I can't sleep here. It's far too busy.” À la Goldilocks, no matter where she tries to sleep, it's never just right: nestling with a porcupine is “too painful” and a boat “too wet!” Finally, she returns to her basket to find a new friend—a yellow duck that has hatched. Finely textured, realistic flowers and animals lend the story a classic Easter feel. Ages 4–7. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
Bunny has been working hard all night to hide beautiful eggs for the hunt on Easter morning, and now she would like nothing better than to take a long quiet nap. She still has one egg in her basket, but it is very plain, and anyway, she is too tired to hide any more eggs. But try as she might, she cannot find a good place to sleep. The birds are chirping, the frogs are croaking, the mice are squeaking…how will she ever get any sleep? After trying a series of likely spots—the garden, the boat at the pond, a hollow in some tree roots—she finally ends up back in her own egg basket and finds that she now has a new companion in place of the plain brown egg. The story line is simple with lots of repetition, which will appeal to young listeners. This is definitely a "read to" book since the vocabulary is often beyond the target audience age range (e.g., wheelbarrow, burrowing, etc.). The illustrations are exquisitely executed with beautiful colors and engaging depictions of small animals, flowers, and brightly colored eggs. There is even a challenge in the beginning of the book to find all the eggs hidden in the book's illustrations. A timely addition for the Easter season, this book would make a nice personal gift, but is of limited utility for classroom discussion or group work. Libraries needing more holiday titles for the Easter season should consider this one. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.
Kirkus Reviews
Bunny is tired after a long night distributing Easter eggs. Too tired to hide her last, plain egg, she curls up with it in her basket. A "crackling sound" and a bump drives her to a less busy nest, but the birds' cheeping makes that one too loud, and hedgehog in the next is too prickly and so on. A predictable layout featuring text on a mostly white page opposite a full-bleed illustration of the activity underscores the repetition; young children will have no trouble keeping up with this one-and when Bunny returns to her original nest, they won't be surprised by what she finds there, either. Spring flowers bloom in every composition, and the cute-as-a-bunny Bunny appeals. Still, there's not much that will endure here-it's as sweet as a chocolate egg and will last about as long. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061366642
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 152,369
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD540L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Mortimer is the author and illustrator of Bunny's Easter Egg and Pumpkin Cat. She has illustrated many other children's books, including Santa's Snow Cat by Sue Stainton, A Pussycat's Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown, and The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. She lives in southwest England.

Anne Mortimer is the author and illustrator of Bunny's Easter Egg and Pumpkin Cat. She has illustrated many other children's books, including Santa's Snow Cat by Sue Stainton, A Pussycat's Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown, and The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. She lives in southwest England.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Beautiful Illustrations

    Anne Mortimer is one of my favorite illustrators. I have many other books by her. The bunny looks so soft, you will want to pet the pages. My class really enjoyed the story. It will be a classic each spring!

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  • Posted February 9, 2010

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    A beautiful spring story.

    Bunny's Easter Egg is a charming book that makes a great read for the Easter season. The illustrations are realistic and detailed. Bunny is trying to find a place to take a nap after working very hard hiding eggs. Come with him as he goes on an adventure to find the perfect place to take a nap. See the animals and friends he meets along the way. This is a keeper if you collect children's picture books.

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