Saturday, April 7, 2012


Tomorrow is a big day. Easter Sunday.
As a Christian, it's much more than egg hunts and baskets filled with chocolate bunnies. This holiday is  a centering point of my faith.

There are a lot of beautiful, entertaining books that cover one or more aspects of this special season. You can find stories about the Easter Bunny, Eggs, Spring Animals, and more.
I've chosen this book to celebrate Easter for what it means to me.

Gail Gibbons is a well known nonfiction author for young children. Having published nearly 50 informational books for beginning readers, her treatment of a subject is always age appropriate.

Easter is no exception. The religious aspects of the holiday are introduced. Clear and concise. It doesn't shy away from including the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
Various legends that are still a part of the Easter holiday are also discussed. The final page gives a brief description of additional Easter Holy Days.

The illustrations remind me of stained glass windows. I always loved those. Anybody remember them from a church long ago?
The simple stylized drawings and vivid watercolors are appealing and seem the perfect fit with the factual content.

I think you'll find room to nestle a copy right between the chocolate bunny and the jelly beans.

Happy Easter.

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