We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

Laura Hughes. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (24p) ISBN 978-1-68119-314-4
Hughes (River Rose and the Magical Lullaby) offers an entertaining though somewhat odd Easter adventure that lets readers join four scruffy brown rabbits on an egg hunt. Lifting flaps uncovers Easter eggs and assorted animals (“Hello, ducklings!”), and Hughes’s repeating language creates a singsong atmosphere as the rabbits encounter lambs, ducks, and other animals. “Oh, no—chicks!/ Can’t go over them./ Can’t go under them./ Can’t go around them./ Got to go through them,” writes Hughes, though it’s unclear why going over or around the tiny fuzzballs isn’t an option. A run-in with a menacing wolf adds a dash of danger: the rabbits escape home just fine, though it would seem that the lambs, ducks, and chicks outside are still fair game for the predator. Ages 3–6. Agent: Arabella Stein, Bright Agency. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 01/16/2017
Release date: 02/14/2017
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 24 pages - 978-1-4088-7386-1
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