The Easter eggs and hot cross buns are filling the supermarket shelves and books for sharing at Easter are starting to arrive at my door. First up is this hare-larious tale from Australian Adrian Beck, author of the Derek Dool books, and illustrated by James Hart.
It’s the night before Easter and a special helper has appeared to assist with the hiding of eggs this year. The young girl plans to make this year’s Easter egg hunt egg-tra egg-citing. She has some egg-cellent hiding places and even more great puns to have the whole family laughing. But when one too many bad Easter jokes makes the Easter bunny crack will bunny be left hopping mad…
My experience of Easter weekends is that they tend to be rather grey and miserable which is quite fitting given that this story begins at a washed-out beach house. However, there is nothing dull, damp or dreary about this laugh-out-loud rhyming tale. Told in the style of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas and packed full of Easter, egg, rabbit and hare themed puns, the Easter shenanigans of bunny and girl will have readers, old and young, cracking up.
With vibrant illustrations that zing with family fun, pranks and just a little bit of mischief, and complimented with some fabulous brightly coloured egg-filled end papers, this rather egg-cellent and egg-citing Easter story is a must read for the Easter weekend.
Make sure the little people in your lives are not hot cross bunnies and hop your way to the shop to pick up a copy! Miss it and you might be hopping mad.
With huge thanks to Penguin Random House for the copy I received in exchange for an honest review.
Recommended for 2+.