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The Easter egg

by Brett, Jan, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Board Books J UP BB BRE
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
Collection  Juvenile Board Books
Call Number  J UP BB BRE

Add some kindness to your Easter baskets with Jan Brett's beloved Easter tale

If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Bunny with his deliveries on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Discouraged, he goes into the woods to think when a blue robin's egg tumbles out of its nest. Hoppi keeps it safe and warm until the baby bird hatches. When the Easter Bunny arrives and Hoppi presents the empty blue eggshell, the Easter Bunny declares it the very best one to reward Hoppi for his kindness.

Spring is everywhere in gorgeous illustrations framed with pussy willows, flowering vines and flowers. Side borders feature busy rabbits making their unusual eggs and, in a border above, the Robin's family drama unfolds.

Jan Brett's lovable bunny hero and her remarkable Easter Bunny will enchant young readers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hoppi, a small but industrious bunny, takes a tour of the woods and sees how other rabbits are preparing fancily decorated eggs in the hopes of being chosen to assist the official Easter Rabbit. He collects ideas, tools, and accoutrements from the artistic and obviously older bunnies, including flowers, paints, wood to carve, and chocolate. As soon as he decides that he will need to limit his own production to match his capabilities, he suddenly becomes the foster parent to a fallen robin's egg. Brett's large watercolors include a few visual puns (one rabbit is painting a silhouette of Lewis Carroll's March Hare on an egg, for instance) and lots of woodland detail. The story of the robins and their fallen egg unfolds in the top border of the page spreads. A satisfying, gentle tale whose text and images can be enjoyed multiple times over.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Brett's finely detailed watercolor and gouache art is a showstopper, spotlighting lifelike-though nattily clad-rabbits decorating eggs in hopes of winning the role of the Easter Rabbit's helper. Hoppi is awed by bunnies' creations, which include an ornate chocolate egg and a "whirling, twirling mechanical egg." But when an egg tumbles out of a robin's nest, he keeps it safe until the baby bird hatches. Borders of twigs, pussy willows, daffodils, and ferns add greatly to the warm, visually sumptuous setting of this gentle spring story. Ages 3-5. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Eggs -- Juvenile fiction.
Easter eggs -- Juvenile fiction.
Contests -- Juvenile fiction.
Rabbits -- Juvenile fiction.
Eggs -- Fiction.
Easter eggs -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Rabbits -- Fiction.
Board books.
Publisher New York, NY :2017
Edition First board book edition.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
On board pages with fold-out flap.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN 9780399547331
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