If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit deliver the eggs on Easter morning.Read more...
If Hoppi can make the best Easter egg, he will get to help the Easter Rabbit deliver the eggs on Easter morning. But it is not so easy. Discouraged, he goes into the woods to think when a blue robinas egg tumbles out of its nest. Hoppi keeps it safe and warm until the baby bird hatches, and when the Easter Rabbit arrives, he chooses the empty blue eggshell to reward Hoppi for his kindness.
Spring is everywhere in gorgeous illustrations framed with pussy willows, flowering vines and flowers. Side borders feature busy rabbits making their unusual eggs and, in a border above, the Robin's family drama unfolds.
A gatefold surprise reveals the Easter Rabbit.
- ISBN-13: 9780399252389
- ISBN-10: 039925238X
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: February 2010
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-5
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 50.
- Review Date: 2010-02-01
- Reviewer: Staff
Brett's finely detailed watercolor and gouache art is a showstopper, spotlighting lifelike—though nattily clad—rabbits decorating eggs in hopes of winning the role of the Easter Rabbit's helper. Hoppi is awed by bunnies' creations, which include an ornate chocolate egg and a “whirling, twirling mechanical egg.” But when an egg tumbles out of a robin's nest, he keeps it safe until the baby bird hatches. Borders of twigs, pussy willows, daffodils, and ferns add greatly to the warm, visually sumptuous setting of this gentle spring story. Ages 3–5. (Feb.)