The Easter Egg


Hoppi is finally old enough to join the other rabbits and try to win for decorating the best egg. If he wins, he gets to go with the Easter Rabbit and deliver the Easter eggs. Hoppi can’t decide how to decorate his egg so he walks around looking at what everyone else is doing. He happens to see a pretty blue egg drop from the trees. He decides to save the egg by sitting on it until it hatches. The Easter Rabbit comes and says he is the winner for helping save the robin bird that hatched.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This picture book is filled with beautiful illustrations of Easter eggs being decorated. There is also a fun story of how a young bunny gets to ride with the Easter Rabbit and deliver the Easter eggs to children.

Content Awareness Factors:

I felt like the story actually took away from the pictures. This could have been just a wordless picture book and we still would have gotten the story without having to write any words.

Little Kid Reaction

My daughter picked this book because of the beautiful front cover showing all different kinds of colored eggs beautifully decorated. She liked the story and thought the pages were incredible. We looked at this book lots of times.

Parent Reaction

I loved the detailed pictures. It would show the different eggs being decorated. The decoration was taking place at different locations around the rabbit’s town. Those pictures had so many fun details that we went back and just looked at the pictures for awhile after reading it the first time. The story itself was cute but the pictures are what make the story worth reading. It has great detailed pictures of eggs and scenery. I was surprised my daughter liked the pretty details as much as I did,

Type of Book:
This is a seasonal picture book for Easter and spring.
Educational Themes:

This is a seasonal spring tale that is not religious, but does have a moral to the story. The bunny's decisions show the value of taking care of others and putting their needs before yours. The illustrations will give you lots of ideas for decorating eggs or painting/coloring some paper version of your own.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read witha 6-year-old girl
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I would buy this just for the pictures. I would buy this book for any child who really liked art or fanciful pictures. It would be a great display book during the Easter holiday.

Title The Easter Egg
Author Jan Brett
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers © 2010
Illustrators Jan Brett
ISBN 9780399252389
Material Hard Cover
Genres Holidays
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