Queen of Easter (Ann Estelle Series)

Queen of Easter (Ann Estelle Series)

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by Mary Engelbreit
     
 

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Hippity-hoppity—here comes the Easter Parade!

Ann Estelle dreams of wearing a hat covered with ribbons and flowers for the neighborhood Easter Parade. But when her mother gives her a plain straw hat instead, she wonders how she can be the Queen of Easter in a hat like that. Ann Estelle rolls up her sleeves and gets to work—with the help of some

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Hippity-hoppity—here comes the Easter Parade!

Ann Estelle dreams of wearing a hat covered with ribbons and flowers for the neighborhood Easter Parade. But when her mother gives her a plain straw hat instead, she wonders how she can be the Queen of Easter in a hat like that. Ann Estelle rolls up her sleeves and gets to work—with the help of some surprise spring visitors!

The magic of spring blossoms anew in this fresh, heartwarming book from bestselling artist Mary Engelbreit.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Ann Estelle stars as the Queen of Easter by Mary Engelbreit-but it doesn't start out that way. The heroine's mother brings home a plain straw hat with a blue ribbon for the Easter Parade-not quite what the girl had in mind. But a little ingenuity goes a long way, and, with the Ann Estelle paper doll at book's end, readers can help the girl model her Easter bonnet and springtime dress. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Ann Estelle wants her Easter hat to have ribbons and flowers so that she can be the queen of the neighborhood Easter parade. When her mother presents her with a "classic" straw hat with one blue ribbon, she tries to like it. However, she happens to leave it outside on the porch, where robins build a nest in it. That means she will have to wear last year's hat. But that gives her an idea to recapture her dream. The artist's easily recognized style will be appreciated by her fans. Besides the stylized illustrations, the pages are bordered by bright flowers, birds, Easter eggs, and hats. This is one of the "Ann Estelle Stories" series. Children will enjoy the simple, colorful pictures of Ann Estelle watching the birds hatch, working to achieve her goal, and taking part in the parade with its satisfying conclusion. 2006, HarperCollins Children's Books/HarperCollins Publishers, and Ages 3 to 6.
—Carlee Hallman
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Ann Estelle wants a hat full of ribbons and flowers that would make her the Queen of Easter at the neighborhood parade. Instead, her mother buys her a plain straw hat. Disappointed, the child leaves it outside on the porch. Days later, when her family discovers a robin's nest inside it, Ann Estelle seizes the opportunity to trim last year's hat, decorating it with a nest and three blue candy eggs. The secular nature of an Easter parade is juxtaposed with the hatching of the robin's eggs, making this a book that simply celebrates spring. The highly defined line drawings are filled with vibrant color and warmth. A border of Easter eggs runs across the top of each page, while the bottom border changes motifs-hats, birds, flowers, and hatching eggs. A card-stock paper-doll cutout of Ann Estelle is included.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Engelbreit's signature character, Ann Estelle, is the star of this Easter story, the fourth in a series with the theme of being a "queen" of various holidays and situations. In this pleasant but predictable offering, Ann Estelle wants to have the most amazing hat for her neighborhood Easter parade, so that she can feel like "the Queen of Easter." Her new, disappointingly plain Easter hat is left outside on the porch where it becomes a nest for a robin family, so Ann Estelle redecorates her old hat with flowers, ribbons and a nest of candy eggs. She invites the Easter parade to stop by her house to see "the very best Easter hat ever," the one with a nest of baby robins inside. Engelbreit's illustrations demonstrate her typically cheerful style in candy-bright colors, framed by borders of Easter eggs, decorated hats, spring blossoms and baby robins. Engelbreit's fans may declare this Easter offering as delectable as a gourmet chocolate egg, but others may find it like eating far too many jelly beans. Includes a separate paper-doll sheet of Ann Estelle. (Picture book. 3-6)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060081867
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
Ann Estelle Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
270,753
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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