cover image How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas

How the Easter Bunny Saved Christmas

Derek Anderson, . . S&S, $15.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-689-87634-9

What if Santa couldn't make his appointed Christmas Eve rounds? Anderson (the Little Quack series) imagines this unthinkable scenario by providing the jolly man in red with a seemingly suitable understudy: the Easter Bunny, also known for his travel-the-world-in-one-night act. The well-meaning though misguided cotton-tail fellow soon finds that Santa's are big boots to fill. Luckily the accompanying reindeer act as loyal helpers, ensuring the holiday goes off with hardly a hitch. Not a completely new premise, but a lighthearted one likely to tickle younger readers' funnybones. All ages. (Oct.)