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Title:
Little Bunny's Easter surprise
Author:
Modesitt, Jeanne.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Little Bunny surprises her mother, father, and baby brother with Easter baskets for all of them.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 48702.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689824913
Format :
Book

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Summary

It's Easter morning, and Little Bunny is more excited than ever. Not only does she have her own Easter basket to look forward to, but this year she's planning to surprise Mama, Papa, and Baby Brother with baskets of their own. At the end of the day, though, there is one more surprise that Little Bunny did not expect...and it comes from Baby Brother!

This love-filled story celebrates the joy of giving. Jeanne Modesitt's endearing story and Robin Spowart's irresistible illustrations combine to create an Easter gift that will be enjoyed long after other treats are gone.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Little Bunny awakens on Easter morning, kisses Baby Brother, and enjoys hunting for her Easter basket. To her parents' surprise, she informs them that she has hidden Easter baskets for them and her brother. This second hunt reaches a happy climax when the baskets are found in the branch of a tree. Little Bunny is in bed, looking forward to surprising her family again next year, when she feels something under her pillow. Baby Brother has caught on to the fun and hidden another surprise. The book ends with two pages of directions for decorating eggs and filling an Easter basket. After the picture books based on sibling rivalry and conflict, both parents and children will find it refreshing to read a believable story in which children discover the rewards of giving pleasure to others. Spowart's soft-edged crayon drawings in spring-hued pastels personify the comfort and joy that children find in loving families and in holiday rituals. A childlike treat for the season. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

Softly smudged colored-pencil illustrations in an array of Easter egg hues warm this affectionate holiday tale. On Easter morning, after receiving a basket from her parents, Little Bunny is eager to surprise her family with the three baskets she has made herself and hidden outdoors. A hunt pursues, clues are given and the baskets are finally spied up in a tree. Then at bedtime, it's Little Bunny's turn for a surprise when Baby Brother leaves an Easter treat under her pillow. Modesitt and Spowart (Mama, If You Had a Wish) keep the action simple‘the prose hews to a solid structure, and the artwork depends on a minimal use of line. The tenderness of the text shows up in the art, in Spowart's radiant blending of colors; her shading technique gives the bunnies a soft and inviting look. An endnote offers instructions for decorating eggs with paint and glitter. Just right for tucking into an Easter basket. Ages 2-6. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS‘An unpretentious and simple display of family love. On Easter morning, Little Bunny and her family search for their baskets, which are hidden both inside and outside the house. Simple pencil drawings done in traditional Easter colors‘pinks, lavenders, greens, and yellows‘complement the sugary text. The uncluttered layout will appeal to the toddler and preschool set. Directions on how to make an Easter basket complete the package. Preschoolers will enjoy this brief but suspenseful story.‘Olga R. Barnes, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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