K-Gr 2-In this beginning chapter book, siblings Harry and Emily suffer several mishaps while decorating Easter eggs. A number of raw eggs crack before the kittens decide that they might have better luck if the eggs were hard-boiled. Then, after overzealously mixing together too many colored dyes, they end up with a "mud-brown" mess. They hide their unattractive eggs along with some chocolate ones in their father's shoes, in the oven, and in other inopportune places, all with disastrous results. The young cats worry that their displeased parents will send the Easter Bunny away, but everything works out in the end. Ample white space surrounds the text, and the story, written with simple vocabulary, will entertain emerging readers. The serviceable illustrations have a childlike quality and complement the narrative.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.