Emma's Easter

Emma's Easter

by Lisa Bullard, Constanza Basaluzzo
     
 

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Emma's family is celebrating Easter! Emma and her little brother hunt for Easter eggs and candy. They go to church. Then relatives come over for a big meal. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day!

Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection.

Overview

Emma's family is celebrating Easter! Emma and her little brother hunt for Easter eggs and candy. They go to church. Then relatives come over for a big meal. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day!

Learn the history behind the days people celebrate in the Holidays and Special Days series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Larnette Snow
Let's celebrate Easter with Emma and her family! Basaluzzo's bold illustrations vividly follow Emma as her family decorates and hunts for eggs, gets ready for and attends church, and joins relatives for Easter dinner. Emma decorates an egg by writing her name on it and after all of the Easter activities, she finally finds it when she gets ready for bed. It is exciting to see a picture book with an interracial family and relatives of both sides gathering together. This book is a great addition to the K-3 classroom. In this combination of fiction and nonfiction most of the spreads have an inset with an explanation of an Easter tradition or fact such as about three hundred years ago German settlers who brought the Easter Bunny to the United States. Also included are a table of contents, glossary, index, an Easter flowers craft, Easter related books and websites, as well as the publishers web site where a teaching guide for the "Cloverleaf Books Holidays and Special Days" series can be downloaded. Reviewer: Larnette Snow
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Brandon and his older brother, Riley, are preparing a party for their mother while she is out shopping. They bake a cake, make a birthday card, and construct a piñata. When she returns, the children are thrilled at her surprised expression, not realizing that she may be astonished at the mess they created. The whimsical illustrations have a lot going on, and young children will enjoy inspecting them in detail. Insets explain the history and traditions associated with birthday celebrations, including some traditions from other countries. In the next book, Chelsea and her parents are preparing for Chinese New Year. On the evening before the big day, they gather with extended family for a feast with all of the traditional foods. The cartoon illustrations are colorful and appealing. Insets explain the history and traditions associated with Chinese New Year, both in China and in the United States. A chart of the Chinese zodiac is included. In the third book, Emma and her family are preparing for Easter. They decorate eggs, go to church, eat jelly beans, have dinner with Emma's grandparents, and hunt for eggs. The illustrations, which feature a biracial family, are colorful and expressive. Instructions for making paper Easter flowers are included. Divided into short chapters, these volumes are primarily informational books with stories as backdrops.—Debbie Lewis, Alachua County Library District, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761385813
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,194,994
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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Meet the Author

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing.

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