cover image Peter Easter Frog

Peter Easter Frog

Erin Dealey, illus. by G. Brian Karas. Atheneum/Dlouhy, $9.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4814-6489-5

Peter Easter Frog, garbed in a blush newsboy cap, red-hued blazer, and aqua bowtie, loves Easter—enough to make moves on the Easter Bunny’s job and hand out eggs to the other animals. “Here comes Peter Easter Frog,/ hopping down his favorite log,” Dealey begins, the typography shifting to a hand-scrawled look to convey Peter’s conversation with a hat-wearing Turtle, who expresses suspicion (“Hey! You’re not the bunny”) before hearing out Peter’s cheery rebuttal (“Why should Bunny have all the fun?”) and joining it on its Easter rounds. The pattern continues in this way, Peter accruing additional animals—Cow, Dog, and Chipmunk—until the group meets the Easter Bunny himself. Karas adds pastel-washed mixed-media illustrations featuring dynamic, doodle-like characters wearing festive Easter garb in this charming Easter volume for animal lovers. Ages 4–8. [em](Jan.) [/em]