Looking for Easter

Dori Chaconas, 1938-

Book - 2008

Little Bunny searches for Easter among the signs of spring in the forest.

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Picture books
Morton Grove, IL : Albert Whitman & Co 2008.
Main Author
Dori Chaconas, 1938- (-)
Other Authors
Margie Moore (illustrator)
Physical Description
unpaged : ill
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Review by Booklist Review

Chaconas tries something a little tricky: she introduces the spirit of Easter without religious association and without the Easter Bunny. True, this stars a rabbit, but Little Bunny is just a brown, furry fellow living in a meadow, enticed by the smells of fresh air and flowing water. Beaver says that those smells are the scent of Easter and that Easter is a basket. So, Bunny gathers twigs and reeds and makes a basket. Woodchuck says Easter is fresh grass; Mouse says it's sweet berries. Bunny generously gives the now-filled basket to Robin, who needs a place for her eggs. Retreating to his cave, Bunny resigns himself to having given Easter away. Then, Wren takes Bunny to see Easter baby robins, woodchucks, mice, and beavers. Easter? Easter is new life . . . Easter is all around us today. Although some may object to the missing Christian aspects, the loving feel of this certainly says Easter more than decorated eggs. The simply drawn woodland animals washed with watercolors will attract little ones.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2008 Booklist

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Review by Horn Book Review

Little Bunny senses something special in the air. His animal friends tell him it's called Easter. At first he doesn't understand what that means, but he eventually finds his own answer when he notices the joys of spring. Soft pastel-hued watercolors display a pastoral world of animal friends (though Beaver and Woodchuck are indistinguishable but for their tails). (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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