The Easter Bunny's Assistant

( 1 )

Overview

Easter? I’m so excited!

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Hardcover
$10.06
BN.com price
(Save 22%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (9) from $6.97   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Easter? I’m so excited!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Using exuberant characters and polished comedic timing, Thomas (Is Everyone Ready for Fun?) gives the Easter bunny an unusual assistant—Skunk. Skunk is excited to help decorate Easter eggs, and when Skunk gets excited, he gets stinky. Thomas’s familiar brand of chunky cartooning, outlined in thick black lines, stands out against solid backgrounds. The Easter bunny is forgiving at first, telling Skunk, “Please try to control yourself,” but resorts to pushing him out of the room before they eventually reconcile (with help from a clothespin). Skunk’s enthusiasm is contagious, and readers will be giggling at the stench-themed humor and the Easter bunny’s outsize reactions. Ages 2–5. (Feb.)
New York Times Book Review
Praise for What Will Fat Cat Sit On?: “Fun to read aloud, it would also make an effective early reader for preschoolers.”
Children's Literature - JoAn Watson Martin
Can you imagine? An Easter bunny chooses a skunk for his assistant? Young readers will turn the pages eagerly to see what disaster is ahead with such an off-the-wall helper. First off, the skunk lets off an obnoxious odor when he gets excited. Boiling eggs is exciting and mixing the dye is more exciting. Eventually the bunny realizes he must push the skunk, his stinky assistant, out the door. After all five steps in coloring Easter eggs are completed, the big question arises: should the bunny allow that skunk that knocks on the window to help hide the Easter eggs? With few words but gigantic colorful pictures, the novice reader can follow the steps for preparing beautiful eggs. The publishers offer a disclaimer to protect the writer from being liable for any accidents while making Easter eggs. Jan Thomas' delightful drawings portray this Easter tale with clarity and humor. Reviewer: JoAn Watson Martin
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Large, simple cartoons in bright colors will draw in youngsters to meet the Easter Bunny's eager new assistant—a skunk. Unfortunately, the excitement of boiling eggs, creating dyes, and decorating them all cause Skunk to release his signature odor. The Easter Bunny forces him to watch from outside, then asks readers if the assistant should be allowed to help hide eggs. The final scene shows a grinning skunk with an egg-filled basket, although the wise rabbit's nose is now secured with a clothespin. Thomas provides a brief how-to on egg decorating, including skunk removal. This unique and humorous book will surely entertain kids—Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Kirkus Reviews
This super-simple story with bold, cartoon-style illustrations features just two characters, the Easter Bunny and a skunk, and one joke: The overly enthusiastic skunk can't control his excitement, leading repeatedly to unpleasantly odiferous results. The Easter Bunny clearly explains the process for dyeing Easter eggs, with a few numbered steps and easy instructions in speech balloons. The skunk releases his stench at each step until the Easter Bunny sends him outside. After pleading to be reinstated as the Easter Bunny's assistant, the skunk is allowed to help deliver the finished eggs, but the bunny has protected himself with a clothespin on his nose. The story isn't much; all the fun is in Thomas' cleverly rendered facial expressions, body language and Saturday-morning-cartoon pacing. The simple plot and bold, heavily outlined illustrations, as well as the stinky-funny humor will appeal to kids in the early elementary grades as well as to older children with limited reading ability. The directions for making Easter eggs are repeated in numbered format on the last spread. An amusing approach to a popular springtime craft, presented with a spray of not-so-subtle humor. (Picture book. 4-10)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061692864
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 139,682
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    My kids love this book (perhaps a bit too much!). This is one e

    My kids love this book (perhaps a bit too much!). This is one enthusiastic skunk! Doesn't the Easter Bunny have enough on his hands? Another great book by my favorite picture book author/illustrator.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)