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Hop! Hop!

by Leslie Patricelli
     
 

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The inimitable Baby brings a humorous spin to the holidays in in board book fit for Easter baskets.

The Easter Bunny is coming! It’s time to dye eggs. Did you know that red and blue make purple? That blue and yellow make green? That an art project may result in a multicolored Baby? There are bunny ears to wear (for the dog and cat, too) and an Easter

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The inimitable Baby brings a humorous spin to the holidays in in board book fit for Easter baskets.

The Easter Bunny is coming! It’s time to dye eggs. Did you know that red and blue make purple? That blue and yellow make green? That an art project may result in a multicolored Baby? There are bunny ears to wear (for the dog and cat, too) and an Easter basket to put out before bedtime. What will Baby find inside it the next morning?

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The author pays a little lip service toward education by showing primary colors combining to create secondary colors, but the book's main focus is the exuberance that comes with celebrating the holiday, particularly when the traditions are so new and exciting. The enthusiasm is infectious, and read-alouds will most likely lead to little ones' looking to do some arts and crafts of their very own. As bright and bold as the holiday it celebrates.
—Kirkus Reviews

Preschoolers, parents, teachers, and librarians will be excited to "hop" to Patricelli’s latest.
—School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Since the Easter Bunny will be arriving soon, the baby is busy dying eggs in preparation for the big event. By mixing primary colors, the baby creates secondary colors for dying the eggs along with some color on baby, too. Another project that baby works on is making rabbit ears and tail which results in playing as the Easter bunny with the pet cat and dog. As bedtime approaches, the baby gets the basket ready for the treats that the Easter bunny will deliver. The following morning, there are trails of jellybeans, a chocolate bunny, and other treats that baby discovers. Outside in the yard, the baby has an Easter egg hunt. The hunt is a little challenging. Although the eggs are in plain sight, the baby seems to miss finding the eggs by looking in the opposite direction (inferred by the series of pictures). The illustrations are in bright colors with drawings in bold outlines. Children may like the simple account of the baby’s Easter preparations and the humor of the egg hunt. Patricelli has other board books with other experiences for baby. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung; Ages 1 to 4.
School Library Journal
02/01/2015
PreS—This is a charming anticipatory story of Easter through the eyes of a toddler. Patricelli's oval-headed little tyke walks readers through the adventures of dying eggs, craft time, and an Easter egg hunt. In the end, his greatest surprise is finding out what Easter really means. Preschoolers will relate to the messy portrayal of the art project. They will also find it humorous when the toddler can't find the many eggs during his hunt, even though they are quite obvious. During storytime, teachers or librarians could ask children to count the eggs available during the hunt and compare that to the number the toddler actually finds. The bald-headed baby, sleeping in bunny ears, cottony tail affixed to his diaper, contrasts with a shadow of the "real" Easter bunny busy leaving goodies by the door. This is illustrative magic. This very short board book includes 13 exclamation points; they are all warranted. VERDICT Preschoolers, parents, teachers, and librarians will be excited to "hop" to Patricelli's latest.—Gwen Collier, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, NY
Kirkus Reviews
2015-01-20
An excited little one celebrates Easter.The Easter Bunny is on its way, and Patricelli's one-haired tot is thrilled. He prepares for the holiday by painting eggs and making bunny ears. On the big day, he excitedly looks for Easter eggs while his parents watch. The bold, rounded illustrations catch the eye, with a wide range of colors used throughout. The author pays a little lip service toward education by showing primary colors combining to create secondary colors, but the book's main focus is the exuberance that comes with celebrating the holiday, particularly when the traditions are so new and exciting. The enthusiasm is infectious, and read-alouds will most likely lead to little ones' looking to do some arts and crafts of their very own. As bright and bold as the holiday it celebrates. (Board book. 1-2)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763663193
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
02/10/2015
Series:
Leslie Patricelli Board Books Series
Pages:
26
Sales rank:
293,778
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie Patricelli is the creator of a series of best-selling board books starring her beloved bald baby as well as Higher! Higher!, Faster! Faster!, Be Quiet, Mike!, and two stories about the Patterson Puppies. She lives in Ketchum, Idaho.

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