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
My First Easterby Tomie dePaola
The importance of family and sharing are beautifully shown in this board book all about Easter celebrations. Tomie dePaola’s bright illustrations and easy-to-follow text explain the traditions associated with this special holiday.
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 7.53(w) x 7.91(h) x 0.38(d)
- 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.
- Connecticut and New Hampshire
- Date of Birth:
- September 15, 1935
- Place of Birth:
- Meriden, CT
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"My First Easter" is a board book good for little hands and eyes, and it offers a secular description of the celebration of Easter. It includes "Easter" eggs, an Easter egg hunt, and the customary new clothing associated with the season. Also, the storyline has colorful illustrations to go along with the simple text. **This book is nice for a baby gift.
Our grand kids really loved this book.