SILLY TILLY AND THE EASTER BUNNY by Lillian Hoban

SILLY TILLY AND THE EASTER BUNNY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Seasonal tales are always popular with the Early I Can Read Book fan, and this one adds humor of a kind to amuse young readers. Silly Tilly Mole is so excited about the imminent arrival of the Easter Bunny that she gets flustered and forgets what she is doing (looking for the glasses on her forehead, making tea to offer the visitor, etc.). This is the kind of silliness that five and six-year-olds find funny. Some may have mixed feelings about the ageism/sexism/handicapism involved in poking fun at absent-minded, nearsighted, little old ladies, but the humor is not unkind and the book is dedicated to ""all grandmothers."" Hoban is very good at writing these simple stories. In spite of the slight plots possible at this level, she manages to make her characters seem real and to Fred both humor and music in their conversation. An unexceptional but pleasant book, good for swelling the shelves for beginning readers.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1986
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Harper & Row