The Great Easter Egg Hunt
Mary Packard, Carolyn Croll
(Workman Publishing Company, Jan. 1, 1998)
Introducing the great easter egg hunt, an innovative storybook set that's fashioned like a basket and opens to reveal 12 small egg-shaped board books to hide around the house or yard. A twist on the Story Book Set & Advent Calendar series, this book uses a similar premise of little numbered, four-page board books, but with a different purpose. Colorfully decorated like Easter eggs and nestled in a backer, the books are meant to be hidden on Easter morning and then, when they're all found, to be read in sequence. The original story by Mary Packard, who co-wrote The Nutcracker and other titles in the Story Book Set & Advent Calendar series, is a whimsical tale not of one Easter bunny, but of four-Betsy, Bradley, Bonnie, and Ben-who probably should have asked Mrs. Hen before borrowing her eggs to decorate and hide. For a favorite holiday tradition-the Easter egg hunt-it's a new way to celebrate. Illustrated by Carolyn Croll. Suitable for children ages 2 and up.