My First Easter

My First Easter

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by Tomie dePaola
     
 

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The importance of family and sharing are beautifully shown in this book all about Easter celebrations. Tomie dePaola’s bright illustrations and easy-to-follow text explain the traditions associated with this special holiday.  See more details below

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The importance of family and sharing are beautifully shown in this book all about Easter celebrations. Tomie dePaola’s bright illustrations and easy-to-follow text explain the traditions associated with this special holiday.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 3 mo. to 3.

Dyed eggs, new flowers (including an Easter lily), new clothes (including Easter bonnets), animals born in the Spring, Easter baskets delivered by the Easter Bunny, and an Easter egg hunt are all aspects of this family's celebration of Easter. Each watercolor spread shows the family preparing for and enjoying the activities that are also part of many family observances of the Easter Season. The simple sentences will be a delight to early readers, and even young listeners will grasp the meaning: "These are the animals born in the spring." Known the world around, dePaola's gentle watercolors are the perfect accompaniment for this early introduction to Easter. The board book format and its slightly larger size (approximately 7½ x 7½) will appeal to little people. The book is enhanced with flocking on the animals for a tactile experience and sparkly, decorated eggs for visual stimulation. It would be perfect for Easter baskets and especially fitting for the very "First Easter." Reviewer: Sheilah Egan

School Library Journal
PreS-- Easter delights--egg-dyeing and hunting, blooming potted bulbs, new clothes, the Bunny, and goody-filled baskets--as well as a centerfold of newborn animals and newly hatched birds--are winningly depicted in flat perspectives and a warm palette. A cheery farm family of young parents and four children celebrates the holiday in this board book, useful for identification of secular Easter symbols. It's better illustrated than similar fare, and doesn't attempt any theogical explanations. --Patricia Pearl, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448489971
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/05/2015
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
573,326
File size:
4 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children. He has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue and a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire, and received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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