CHESTER'S COLORFUL EASTER EGGS by Theresa Smythe

CHESTER'S COLORFUL EASTER EGGS

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Little Chester is a charming bunny boy getting ready for an Easter egg hunt in this pleasant, thoughtfully designed story just right for younger preschoolers.

Chester prepares six hard-boiled eggs in his kitchen and then dyes them different colors, decorating and hiding them for his friends to find. Each egg is shown in an inset with the name of the color spelled out in colored display type, with a larger illustration showing Chester hiding the egg. In a cheery conclusion, the six friends line up their eggs just as a rainbow appears, highlighting the rainbow spectrum of Chester’s Easter surprise. Collage illustrations in bold, bright hues use simple shapes and interesting textures to create an appealing artistic presentation that will appeal to young children. Chester himself is a dapper dude in a yellow bowtie and plaid shirt, with bold whiskers and a winsome smile. His friends come in all sizes and shapes, from a big, brown lion to a tiny mouse, creating a good-natured group that gives the impression of diversity.

A sweet treat for an Easter basket or for sharing before decorating Easter eggs. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 5th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9326-1
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2013




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