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. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 02/04/2021
Release date: 03/01/2021
Genre: Children's
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