10 EASTER EGG HUNTERS by Janet Schulman

10 EASTER EGG HUNTERS

A Holiday Counting Book
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Preschoolers who are learning to count will find little help in this ill-conceived story about 10 children on an Easter egg hunt for their own uniquely decorated eggs. The format uses a large illustration and two rhyming lines of text on each left-hand page, with a panel on the right-hand page stating the total number of eggs found so far and showing those differently colored eggs in a larger, uniform size. The primary illustration presents several children from the cast of 10, all searching for their own special eggs, with one child finding an egg on each spread. The concept is confusing, because the stated number of eggs usually does not correspond with the number of eggs shown in the hunt scene. For example, on the page for 10 eggs, only six eggs are shown in the larger illustration. Sometimes one of the eggs in the illustration is from the following page’s find, so that particular color of egg is not included in the tally of eggs found so far, even though the egg is right there in the illustration. Children who are used to practicing totaling up a number of items in counting books will wonder what is going on here, and in fact, it’s confusing for adult readers who are trying to help them. Count this one out. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-375-86787-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Knopf
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2011




MORE BY JANET SCHULMAN

Children10 VALENTINE FRIENDS by Janet Schulman
by Janet Schulman
Children10 TRIM-THE-TREE'ERS by Janet Schulman
by Janet Schulman
ChildrenPALE MALE by Janet Schulman
by Janet Schulman

MORE BY LINDA DAVICK

ChildrenI LOVE YOU, NOSE! I LOVE YOU, TOES! by Linda Davick
by Linda Davick
Children10 VALENTINE FRIENDS by Janet Schulman
by Janet Schulman
ChildrenWE LOVE OUR SCHOOL! by Judy Sierra
by Judy Sierra

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTHE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by Michael Garland
by Michael Garland
ChildrenONE BROWN BUNNY by Marion Dane Bauer
by Marion Dane Bauer
ChildrenOLLIE’S EASTER EGGS by Olivier Dunrea
by Olivier Dunrea