Onthe morning of Good Friday Papa Vianello and his three sons go to the Italian market to buy a live lamb. It is a tradition for the Vianello family to buy a live lamb on Good /Friday, fatten it up all day Friday and Saturday, they it is slaughtered by Papa Vianello, skinned and prepared for their Easter. The children of Juniper street are amazed at having a live lamb on their very street in the Vianello basement. The favored friends are allowed to come into the cellar and pet the lamb and feed it lettuce, but the majority of the children are stationed at the basement's two windows looking at the wonder of a live animal.. The boys name her Delilah and all afternoon there are cries of Delilah
That night, Carlo, the youngest son at five years old begs his brothers to save the lamb from being their Easter dinner and together with Skipper, the little Irish girl next door, Dante, Johnny and Skipper divise a plan to try to save Delilah. The plan is almost perfect.
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Easter Lamb by Mark Conte is an inspiring story where a lamb is brought to the Vianello family on Good Friday. They fatten up the lamb on Friday and Saturday and slaughter it for Easter dinner. This year Dante, Johnny and Carlo, the three Vianello boys, along with their Irish neighbor, start liking the lamb which is brought home. They name her Delilah and they enjoy playing with her. The family is not too happy with the kids playing with the lamb. The kids make a plan to save her from being slaughtered. Will they be able to rescue Delilah from being slaughtered? If so, what is their plan to rescue her? The story is adorable and will make readers laugh and, at the same time, feel for the kids who do not want to slaughter the Easter lamb. Their feelings for the lamb are tangible and also relatable, and readers can identify with the kids' feelings towards the Easter lamb. These feelings evoke sensitivity and love. It's a good bedtime storybook, and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids and grandkids. Delilah is an adorable lamb and the readers will also love her. It's an inspiring story of love and kindness, and it's heartwarming to read how the kids try to rescue Delilah from becoming Easter dinner. The story is simple and will touch the hearts of readers in a big way.