Friday, March 27, 2015

Best New Easter Book

Well Easter is right around the corner, and what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't share my favorite holiday book with you.  Usually I revert back to an old classic, because let's face it, they have been around forever for a reason.  Who doesn't have a soft spot for The Golden Egg Book or Home for a Bunny, two Golden Book classics?

But their is a new guy in town - Easter Cat.  He gets the most serious of kids to giggle and even parents will appreciate his despair at finding out just how much work it takes to deliver eggs to kids on Easter morning.  Make room on your shelves for a new Easter classic!

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Title: Here Comes the Easter Cat

Author: Deborah Underwood

Target: Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about: 
Cat is feeling a little put out.  I mean, what holiday has a cat for a mascot?  So cat decides he will be the Easter Cat and bring sweet treats to kids (after the narrator kindly suggests that hairballs might not be that well received.)  However, when he discovers that delivering all those treats is hard work, and that he can’t take seven naps a day, he decides that being a helper to the Easter Bunny, might be a better route to take.  But that hasn’t dissuaded him for coveting another famous job.  No I won’t tell … you have to read the book to find out.

Why I love this book: 
It is rare to find clever holiday books that aren’t sentimental, cutesy or sappy.  Thankfully this book is none of those and just plain intelligent fun.  The play between the narrator and the illustrations (because cats can’t talk after all) is brilliantly done.  Cat’s wordless expressions and visuals are spot on as the narrator interprets cat’s intent with just the right amount of hilarity and surprise.

Of course I love books with humor and this one doesn’t disappoint.  Cat is eager to please and is easily put out, which makes for fun turns as the job becomes quite different than he expected.  

Who this book is for: 
Why kids who like to laugh of course.

Final thoughts:
Too much feline fun!  A must have for the Easter book basket.

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Here Comes the Easter Cat  A portion of each purchase will go back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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