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Title:
The Easter Bunny's assistant
Author:
Thomas, Jan, 1958-
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The Easter Bunny and his special assistant demonstrate how to make Easter eggs. Includes egg-dyeing instructions.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 2-5.

Preschool
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 1.1

Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.1 0.5 152896.
ISBN:
9780061692864

9780061692871
Format :
Book

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Easter? I'm so excited!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Who knew the Easter Bunny had an assistant? Well, in this picture book, he does, and he is a skunk. When the Easter Bunny sets out to teach Skunk the ways of Easter egg dyeing, in five simple steps, they immediately run into problems. Skunk gets so excited by step 1 hard-boiling the eggs that he emits an odor. It is not a small odor either. Please try to control yourself, says Bunny, but steps 2 through 3 are also exciting, so step 4 becomes necessary: REMOVE SKUNK FROM ROOM (push if necessary). Luckily, a nose peg for Bunny brings happy harmony. Thomas' thickly outlined characters, set on Easter egg-colored backgrounds, are hilarious, with their rabbity teeth, bulging eyes, and expressive eyebrows. Children will likely enjoy the yellowish haze that sets in whenever Skunk gets ahem excited as well as Bunny's reactions. The book's final spread offers simple directions for making the Easter Bunny's eggs.--Kelley, Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Using exuberant characters and polished comedic timing, Thomas (Is Everyone Ready for Fun?) gives the Easter bunny an unusual assistant-Skunk. Skunk is excited to help decorate Easter eggs, and when Skunk gets excited, he gets stinky. Thomas's familiar brand of chunky cartooning, outlined in thick black lines, stands out against solid backgrounds. The Easter bunny is forgiving at first, telling Skunk, "Please try to control yourself," but resorts to pushing him out of the room before they eventually reconcile (with help from a clothespin). Skunk's enthusiasm is contagious, and readers will be giggling at the stench-themed humor and the Easter bunny's outsize reactions. Ages 2-5. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Large, simple cartoons in bright colors will draw in youngsters to meet the Easter Bunny's eager new assistant-a skunk. Unfortunately, the excitement of boiling eggs, creating dyes, and decorating them all cause Skunk to release his signature odor. The Easter Bunny forces him to watch from outside, then asks readers if the assistant should be allowed to help hide eggs. The final scene shows a grinning skunk with an egg-filled basket, although the wise rabbit's nose is now secured with a clothespin. Thomas provides a brief how-to on egg decorating, including skunk removal. This unique and humorous book will surely entertain kids.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.