Happy Easter Everybunny!
Betty Bunny Loves Easter is today’s pick for Perfect Picture Book Friday!
Written by Michael B. Kaplan
Illustrated by: Stéphane Jorisch
Publisher: Dial Books (February 2015)
Suitable for ages: 4-8
Themes/Topics: Easter, growing up, seeking independence, family, overcoming disappointment
Brief Synopsis: Betty Bunny wants to become the Easter Bunny one day but when she has difficulty finding eggs on her own at an Easter egg hunt she becomes discouraged.
Opening pages: “Betty Bunny was a handful.
She knew this because on the night before Easter, she was hopping all around the kitchen handing eggs to her parents, her brothers, and her sister. And that’s when everyone in her family said at once: “Betty Bunny, you are a handful.”
Why I like this book: Many families will recognize the character portrayed in the Betty Bunny series. She is indeed a handful! But even when naughty, Betty Bunny is loved. In this new addition to the series, Betty Bunny discovers her older siblings are helping her fill her basket with eggs on the Easter egg hunt. She tells them she would prefer to find them on her own. But when she only finds one egg, she decides “Easter is yucky”. Her parents encourage her to keep trying.
Resources: A page dedicated to the Easter Bunny theme can be found here.
For more of today’s book reviews, go to author Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Book page.