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SEEKING A BUNNY by Angela DiTerlizzi


by Angela DiTerlizzi ; illustrated by Allie Smith

Pub Date: Jan. 17th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4814-7672-0
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

Barnyard animals search for the Easter Bunny.

The hunt for the famous Easter Bunny is on in this board book. The chick who narrates gives young readers identifying characteristics to look for on their journey through the farmyard, and while individual characteristics may fit a single animal (a pig has a “twitchy pink nose”; frogs might be “seen hopping down the bunny trail”), only one animal fits them all. The board book works well as a primer for little ones celebrating their first Easters—at least the secular side of the holiday. Young readers will learn that the Easter Bunny decorates baskets, colors eggs, and hides them well. The color palette is distinguished by warm spring colors, leaning on yellows, blues, and purples. The animals are round, cute, and smiley. The text bounces along with an abcb rhyme scheme, but curiously, sometimes the whole scheme is on one spread while others are broken over a few pages. This irregularity gives reading the book aloud a bit of a learning curve.

A sweet introduction to a popular holiday icon.

(Board book. 1-3)