cover image Easter Morning, Easter Sun

Easter Morning, Easter Sun

Rosanna Battigelli, illus. by Tara Anderson. Pajama, $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-77278-177-9

The creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round reunite for this easy-to-read secular celebration of Easter, which features a community of multicolored cats. Battigelli uses two-word lines to compose paired rhyming couplets, following the felines throughout their day of Easter traditions. After a breakfast of hot cross buns, the cats dress in “Easter bonnet,/ Easter hats.” The group goes on to enjoy an egg hunt with mouse friends, a visit from the Easter bunny, and an Easter picnic feast. A mellow color palette and expressive characters mark Anderson’s approachable art, done in oil-based colored pencil and mineral spirits, rounding out this simple seasonal offering. Back matter includes instructions for Easter egg dyeing. Ages 3–6. [em](Mar.) [/em]