"This joyful tale about an Easter bunny who tries in vain to deliver his eggs on Mother's Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, and Christmas because he slept through Easter now reappears with new illustrations by the same illustrator....What results is increased drama, and an overall clarity that entices readers into this imaginative and sparkling presentation."--Booklist.
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Priscilla and Otto Friendrich lived on Long Island for most of their lives. They raised five children -- and told them all wonderful stories. The inspiration for this tale came one rainy Easter that should have been postponed until a sunny day. The Easter Bunny that Overslept was the Friedrichs' first picture book for children.
Priscilla and Otto Friendrich lived on Long Island for most of their lives. They raised five children -- and told them all wonderful stories. The inspiration for this tale came one rainy Easter that should have been postponed until a sunny day. The Easter Bunny that Overslept was the Friedrichs' first picture book for children.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3-In this updated and newly illustrated version of a 1957 favorite (Lothrop), which was first revised in 1983 (Morrow, 1987), the Easter bunny sleeps through a rainy Easter Day and doesn't wake up until Mother's Day. He tries to deliver his brightly colored eggs then, but no one wants them. Undaunted, he paints them red, white, and blue; dons an Uncle Sam hat; and joins the Fourth of July parade. No one wants them then either. Sadly, he returns home and naps until October when little ghosts knock on his door for trick or treat. They don't want Easter eggs either. Suddenly a fierce wind snatches up the bunny and blows him all the way north to Santa's house, where he can at least help make children happy. A grateful Santa presents him with a gold alarm clock, and the bunny never again sleeps through Easter. The clever story is written in simple, sprightly language and illustrated in an unusual combination of collage and gouache in brilliant colors and a variety of sizes. The flat, decorative style and lively, cartoon figures have a folk-art charm. A welcome addition for a new generation of readers.
Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688070388
Book Description HarperCollins. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0688070388 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1197859