Easter Parade

Easter Parade

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by Irving Berlin, Lisa Mccue, Lisa McCue
     
 

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Irving Berlin's timeless song springs to life in this simple story of a father and daughter bunny who set off to join an Easter parade filled with flowers, balloons, and of course, Easter bonnets! The music and lyrics to the original song are also included.  See more details below

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Irving Berlin's timeless song springs to life in this simple story of a father and daughter bunny who set off to join an Easter parade filled with flowers, balloons, and of course, Easter bonnets! The music and lyrics to the original song are also included.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“Sprightly…appealing.”
Publishers Weekly
In what PW called "a twist on tradition," McCue depicts a father who sings the praises of his daughter and her bonnet ("Oh, I could write a sonnet/ About your Easter bonnet") as they prepare to promenade. Complete lyrics and piano score with guitar chords close the cheerful volume. All ages. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Written in 1933, Irving Berlin's Easter Parade has a lilting melody and clever, if somewhat dated, lyrics. Indeed, one of the best rhymes (you're and photogravure) is incomprehensible to young readers of today without an explanation. So, probably, is the very idea of an Easter parade and Easter bonnets. Although the publisher suggests this book for all ages, the sweetly cheerful colors and festively dressed, furry animals parading on its pages suggest otherwise. In their thirties-style outfits, a bunny father and his daughter take the holiday stroll up a woodsy Fifth Avenue accompanied by Berlin's lyrics. They are greeted by various creatures (bears, squirrels, turtles, ducks, frogs), and snapped by a raccoon photographer, until a stiff breeze sweeps the bunny daughter's elaborate chapeau up the Avenue. To the cheers of onlookers, Daddy captures the bonnet, with its bows, flowers, eggs, and even a toy duck intact. The youngest browsers will enjoy seeing a bear in a beehive hat, a frog as ice cream seller, and a small mouse with his sailor suit and lollipop. End papers depict a Fifth Avenue with tree-trunk buildings and such punny signs as Tiffury & Co, Rockefuzzy Center, and Bird Orf Goodman (more meaningful to adults than to children unless they happen to live in New York). Music and some lyrics are included, so with help, kids can sing along. Grownups nostalgic for the song, however, might prefer seeking out the more stylish interpretation by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the MGM film of 1948. 2003 (orig. 1933), HarperCollins, Talcroft <%ISBN%>0060291257
School Library Journal
A rabbit and his adorable daughter add a new twist to Berlin's classic in illustrations that depict the two chasing after her fly-away bonnet. Have the class illustrate their favorite holiday songs. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064437202
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Irving Berlin (1888-1989) was one of the most prolific American songwriters in history. Among his more than twelve hundred songs were "God Bless America," "Cheek to Cheek," "Anything You Can Do," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and, of course, "White Christmas." He also composed seventeen film scores and twenty-one Broadway scores. The songs of Irving Berlin have left an indelible mark on music and culture worldwide.

Lisa McCue is the acclaimed illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Part-time Dog and The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy, by Jane Thayer, and Irving Berlin’s easter parade. She is also the designer and creator of Fuzzytail Greetings, her own line of greeting cards. Ms. McCue lives with her family in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Easter Parade 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
in2books More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. The wonderful words are Irving Berlin, but what I love most is the silent story told with in the art. A little bunny makes an elaborate easter bonnet to wear when dad takes her to the parade. The wind blows the bonnet and there is a mad cap race through the city as they chase the bonnet. My kids love this book because I read them the story, then they tell me the story within the story. The art is beautiful, Lisa McCue is one of my favorite illustrators.