Cover image for Teddy's Easter secret
Title:
Teddy's Easter secret
Author:
Wiencirz, Gerlinde.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Teddy bei den Osterhasen. English.
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
One night a teddy bear discovers an Easter secret when he follows a rabbit who is carrying a basketful of eggs.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 48062.
ISBN:
9780735813571

9780735813588
Format :
Book

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Summary

One night, when Paul accidentally leaves Teddy behind in the sandbox, Teddy witnesses something amazing: A little rabbit emerges from the henhouse carrying a basket filled with eggs. What is going on?
Brave Teddy is determined to solve the mystery. He follows the rabbit through the dark, scary woods and finally discovers the secret. It's a wonderful secret indeed, one that brings a happy Easter surprise.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. The night before Easter, Paul mistakenly leaves his teddy in the sandbox overnight. When Teddy spies a little rabbit making off with a large basket of eggs from the hen house, he follows it through the forest to "an enchanted meadow filled with busy rabbits painting thousands of eggs." Teddy correctly guesses that the boss of the operation, an elderly rabbit with glasses and a cane, is the Easter Bunny. The boss puts Teddy to work, and when everything is done, he swears Teddy to secrecy and sends him home with a basket of colorful eggs to hide for Paul to find on Easter morning. Drama and excitement move the story along at a fast clip, but the lengthy text may be a bit too much for children with a short attention span. Lunelli's handsome artwork, however, will help hold kids' interest, especially the vivid night scenes depicting Teddy's scary journey through the forest. A delightful way to keep the Easter Bunny myth alive. --Lauren Peterson


Publisher's Weekly Review

Wholly secular in scope, this agreeable bauble introduces a teddy bear who gets left outside one night and stumbles upon the Easter Bunny and his minions as they paint Easter eggs in an enchanted meadow. The fantasy is smooth if not particularly substantial; the main treat are Lunelli's (The Special Gifts) paintings. Eschewing the pastel palette favored by so many illustrators of Easter stories, Lunelli uses dark colors to emphasize the mystery of Teddy's nocturnal escapade through a dense wood. Owls nestle in the shadowed limbs of the trees; a red fox's amber eyes glow. The Easter Bunny looks like a slightly stern grandfather, hunched over a cane and sporting a white beard and spectacles. The endpapers are fun: those at the beginning show plain hen's eggs; those at the back are colorfully decorated. Ages 3-7. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-One night after Paul accidentally leaves his stuffed bear behind in the sandbox, Teddy witnesses a rabbit carrying a basket of eggs from the henhouse. He follows the animal, and is caught up in the magical secret of how eggs are prepared by lots of young rabbits before the Easter Bunny delivers them the next morning. Readers will enjoy knowing the secret that Paul does not. Lunelli makes good use of the white space by counterbalancing it with full pages of color. The unusual palette of shocking pinks and iridescent blues and greens contributes to the air of mystery in the story. Front endpapers show plain eggs; rear endpapers show them beautifully decorated. However, the awkward, tubelike legs on Teddy and the bunny he encounters give a jarring effect as if the critters would topple over as they walk. Nothing special here.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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