Is This...Easter?

Candlewick. (Helen Yoon’s Is This...?). Jan. 2024. 32p. Tr $10.99. ISBN 9781536226287.
PreS-Gr 1–Why do we have Easter eggs? What is their purpose? Why do we paint them? None of those questions will be answered in the most hilarious way in Yoon’s newest book. A huge bear wearing a tiny set of bunny ears and poofy cotton tail places an egg ever-so-gently on the ground. Two groups of dogs find the egg and commence fighting over what to do with it. Eat it? Or paint it? This seemingly basic story can cause quite the debate in families, human or canine, and Yoon tackles the subject in a humorous way that kids and their adults will enjoy. The illustrations are simple yet expressive in nice spring colors. Again, no definitive answers are given in the book, but both groups of pooches are content in the end. Sort of.
VERDICT A fun Easter romp that tackles a strange tradition, which might prompt a bit of family togetherness searching for answers! A playful boost to holiday collections.

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