Easter Bunny Bluesby Carol Wallace, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)
Easter is just one week away, and the Easter Bunny has the flu! Petey and Old Jack think it's a doggone shame that children won't receive their Easter baskets this year. Together the dogs come up with a plan that involves lots of animals. But can they help the bunny beat his
This charming book for beginning readers celebrates the virtue of working together.
Easter is just one week away, and the Easter Bunny has the flu! Petey and Old Jack think it's a doggone shame that children won't receive their Easter baskets this year. Together the dogs come up with a plan that involves lots of animals. But can they help the bunny beat his blues in time?
The Easter Bunny is ill and blue, much to the consternation of the local poultry. Two dogs, concerned about children's happiness, organize the animals to collect eggs, paint them, and distribute Easter baskets. In the nick of time, the Easter Bunny, imbued with his annual super powers, appears to finish the job. Most readers of this early chapter book will probably not know what it means to have the blues, but they will understand being too sick to do something, even something to which they look forward. The willingness of the animals to work together is well depicted. The language is appropriate for a level two beginning reader and includes growth words like "scurried," "flicked," and "commotion." The entertaining illustrations, which depict ducks carrying eggs in their bills and deer toting baskets on their antlers, gleefully support the text.-Linda M. Kenton, Pickleweed Public Library, San Rafael, CA
Meet the Author
Carol Wallace, a former second-grade teacher, has written several children's books. Her previous collaborations with Steve Björkman include One Nosy Pup, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, which School Library Journal praised as "a solid choice for beginning chapter-book readers." She has also co-written chapter books with her husband, Bill Wallace. They live in Oklahoma. Visit Carol and Bill online at wallacebooks.com.
Steve Björkman has illustrated more than seventy children's books as well as a line of greeting cards. Kirkus Reviews praised the "pizzazz" of his "distinctive . . . loose, flowing style" in The Santa Secret by Carol Wallace. He lives in California. To find out more, visit his website at stevebjorkman.com.
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