Tegen, Katherine The Story of the Easter Bunny, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert. BOARD BOOK. Harper Collins Publishers, 2017. $7.99.
A kind older couple spend all winter preparing eggs and baskets for the coming Easter when they will deliver a basket to every child in the village. Throughout preparations, their little rabbit watches and learns. Then comes a year when the couple is too old to do all the work, so their little rabbit takes over the egg dyeing, basket weaving, and chocolate making. Eventually he moves on to his own home where he engages the help of other rabbits to do the work, and thus becoming the traditional Easter Bunny.
I appreciated this book that captures the tale of the rather mystifying Easter Bunny in a very simple way. The illustrations are nice and the story very straightforward. It does not seem to fit the usual criteria for a board book, however, as there was a great deal of text on every page. As such it is more appropriate to read to an older audience than the usual board book crowd, but I imagine the publisher is hoping the small board book finds its way into a good number of Easter baskets this year.
Pre-K, EL(K-3)--OPTIONAL. Reviewer: TC