cover image Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt

Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt

John Grogan, illus. by Richard Cowdrey. Harper, $9.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-212524-8

In Marley’s sixth picture book, the dog is (very) eager to participate in the town’s Easter egg hunt: “He wasn’t sure what an Easter egg hunt was, but he knew he wanted to be in the middle of it!” With his beleaguered family racing behind him, Marley tears through park and town, trying to find the one “very special egg” that’s been hidden along with the rest. In true Marley fashion, he makes a mess as he goes, getting covered in egg yolks, purple icing, and streamers—winding up looking like a “very special egg” himself. Fans of Marley’s exuberant canine antics will enjoy this messy holiday outing. Ages 4–8. (Feb.)