Friday, March 22, 2013

Easter Books for Kids

With Easter on the horizon, it is time to share some of our families favorite Easter books.  Every year we bring out the seasonal book basket and fill it with Easter fare.  I always have a fondness for the classics.

Home for a Bunny and The Golden Egg Book, both by Margaret Wise Brown are two of my favorites.  I remember them from when I was a kid and their oversized dimensions make them feel special when they come out.  What could be better than a supersized book?  And in true Golden Book fashion they are dated and charming.

The Truth About Easter Rabbits is one I love because it takes the most charming illustrations from old picture books and compiles them into the definitive collection about the Easter Rabbit.  Did you know the rabbits maintain parallel lives to ours, yet they are invisible until Easter when they make their presence known?  Bet you didn't!  Well this endearing book will fill you in.

However, the book I am profiling today, which is the most popular one by far with my children is by Dav Pilkey.  This is about as far from a traditional Easter book as you will get, but I guarantee your kids will make you read it over and over and over again!

Title:       The Dumb Bunnies’ Easter

Author:   Dav Pilkey

Target:    Kindergarten - Grade 2

Series:     Yes

What this book is about:
The dumb bunnies really can’t get anything right.  They celebrate Easter on December 24th, they carve the turkey in the shape of a pumpkin and they spray paint fried eggs.  Really what is not to love.  

Why I love this book:
Kids just love the absurdaty of this story.  Every time our dumb bunnies get something wrong, my kids would laugh and point out their mistakes, and there is so much silliness to find. 

Who this book if for:
This book is only for kids who enjoy the ridiculous!

Final thoughts:
How can a picture book by the author of Captain Underpants be anything but a funny, wild ride?

To purchase this book, click on the following link to connect to Amazon: The Dumb Bunnies' Easter

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