Monday, April 11, 2011

Ernest's First Easter

I love Easter. It's my favorite holiday. But Easter children's books...a few are cute, a few stink, and a whole lotta them are pretty average. I mean--more than average are pretty average. Um. Let's move on.

So, here's an average one. Ernest the Easter bunny is new to the job. In this particular story universe, there are lots of Easter bunnies, so the fate of the world's children isn't hanging in the balance here. Just one child's. But it's Ernest's first Easter, and he's still nervous.

His parents assure him that he will do just fine, and after a few struggles--mostly where to hide the eggs--he does just fine.

The story's cute, the pictures are cute, and there's a nice moral about trying something new. In the words of Randy Jackson, I'm not jumping up and down. But overall, the book's alright.

Ernest's First Easter
Written by Paivi Stalder, illustrated by Frauke Weldin
Age range*: 3-5
My rating: 3 stars [out of five]

*Age ranges are very flexible.

Full disclosure: I don't receive any compensation for reviewing children's books--the books are usually just checked out from the local library.

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