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The Easter Bunny's Baby

The Easter Bunny's Baby

by Udo Weigelt, Rolf Siegenthaler
     
 

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On the day before Easter, the Easter Bunny finds a big surprise on his doorstep. How nice, he thinks. For once someone has given me an egg! But the Easter Bunny's delight soon turns to despair. The gigantic egg hatches, and out pops a baby ostrich who instantly decides that the Easter Bunny is her mother. "I don't have time for a chick," complains the Easter Bunny.

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On the day before Easter, the Easter Bunny finds a big surprise on his doorstep. How nice, he thinks. For once someone has given me an egg! But the Easter Bunny's delight soon turns to despair. The gigantic egg hatches, and out pops a baby ostrich who instantly decides that the Easter Bunny is her mother. "I don't have time for a chick," complains the Easter Bunny. "I have too much to do to get ready for Easter!" Can anything be done about the Easter Bunny's baby, or will she ruin Easter for all the boys and girls?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The surprise gift of an egg for the Easter Bunny hatches into a baby ostrich, which thinks Bunny is its mother. When Bunny finds out that his friends Magpie and Cuckoo have taken the egg from its mother, he insists they take the baby back to the zoo. The angry ostrich parents are delighted to get their baby back. The contrite Magpie and Cuckoo agree to help the Easter Bunny get ready for his Easter responsibilities, since they have delayed him. "That's what friends are for." But delivering the eggs, he reminds them, is his job. Siegenthaler's personality-laden characters and their interactions give the brief, not very suspenseful text a shot in the arm. The painted, realistic, bucolic settings are backgrounds for the amusing predicaments of the friendly trio and the overfriendly bird. 2001, North-South Books, $15.95 and $15.88. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-On the day before Easter, Magpie and Cuckoo give the Easter Bunny a gigantic egg for a present. Unfortunately, when it hatches, the young ostrich that emerges believes that Easter Bunny is her mother. The plot is a weak takeoff of P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Beginner, 1960). There is awkwardness in the translation such as "whoever did must be great friends of yours" or "It needs to be hatched." Readers will enjoy the comic humor in the illustrations. Front endpapers show an innocent Easter Bunny hopping eagerly toward a huge egg. Rear endpapers show an ostrich speeding away. All in all, the colorful full-page artwork is stronger than the text. Supplemental fare.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735814431
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

UDO WEIGELT has been writing for children since 1989. He has published many books with North-South.
NINA SPRANGER has been illustrating books since 1999. Her first U.S. book was published by North-South.

Rolf Siegenthaler was born and still lives in Berne, Switzerland. He has worked as an art director in various advertising agencies in Switzerland. For North-South he wrote and illustrated "Never Fear, Snake My Dear! and has illustrated "The Easter Bunny's Baby and "Filbert Flies.

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