by Roger Priddy - Priddy Books 2011
ages 1 to 4 years / Easter
Last year, Ivy was given Easter Surprise from her Manma (Kim) and it was an instant hit. It’s quite difficult to find a good Easter book that’s not too religious or too commercial, but this one works.
The words are simple verse and not too complicated which makes it perfect for toddlers, and the pictures are bright and lots of fun.
This is a ‘slide and peek’ book where on each page you ‘crack’ the egg open to find which animal is hiding.
And best of all is the ‘Easter Surprise’, which is a mirror in the last egg with the words ‘Easter surprise – you’re here too!’
It’s great to watch little faces as they realises they’re in a book and, after a few readings, to see the anticipation of what might be inside each egg. But be warned, it’s one of those read-over-and-over-and-over-again books :D