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Children's LiteratureDeep in his burrow Father Rabbit adamantly tells his children there is no such thing as the Easter Bunny and that rabbits do not lay eggs. Above ground, Granny is busy getting ready for Easter. She will save all of the eggs that Gracie the hen will lay and color them for her grandchildren. Gracie hides her eggs only to have her secret stash uncovered by Barnaby cat. After Granny gaily decorates the eggs, the mischievous cat rolls them into the rabbit family's burrow. On Easter morning the grandchildren and the rabbit children are in for a delightful surprise as Granny's yard is "aflutter with peeping chicks, hopping rabbits, and giggling grandchildren." As for the baffled Father Rabbit, he is left puzzling the fact that maybe he really is the Easter Bunny. This warm and delightful story is back in print after a long hiatus and its appeal is as refreshing as it was thirty years ago. The soft water color illustrations of pastoral scenes are filled with charm and whimsy. Children will delight in following Granny's dilemma above ground while watching the drama unfold below ground. It's like getting two stories for the price of one. 2004 (orig. 1974), Star Bright Books, Ages 4 to 7.