The Easter Chick
Back in print, this off-beat Easter story is bound to bring a smile.
Hilda the Hen’s beautiful egg doesn’t hatch. Instead the talking egg asks: “Mother when is Easter?” Hilda can’t believe her ears. But when is Easter? Sometimes it’s in March, sometimes it’s in April. The date changes every year. Why? Hilda needs to find out because her baby chick is determined to be born on Easter Sunday. So she sets out to discover the secret and—with some advice from a wise owl—create an Easter dream come true in this delightful holiday story.
Adding to the fun is a bunny seek-and-find, with rabbits hidden in many of the pictures for youngsters to find.
With art that offers comedy, hidden pictures, a little science (the phases of the moon) and the possibility of religious discussion, this book is definitely worth a good look.
The author and illustrator are a talented European duo who add the qualities of originality and complementary style to the text. The illustrations are detailed and distinctive, marked with contrast and allure.
Seattle Book Review
Kids will enjoy the little chick counting down the days inside the egg, the various hidden pictures throughout the story, mom poking a whole in the egg with a piece of straw for her baby to watch for the moon, and the various cycles of the moon. Adults will enjoy the simple way to establish the date of each Easter. Originally published in 2004, this clever story around Easter will entertain all.
The Children's Hour
The illustrations by Junge are darling...
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