Peter Cottontail’s Hoppy Easter

Sleeping Bear. Dec. 2022. 22p. Board $9.99. ISBN 9781534111684.
Toddler-PreS–“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail” is a song embedded in many heads as an Easter favorite. This nice pastel-colored board book puts a new spin on the popular song by making Peter a wee bit clumsy. Everyone is waiting for the sweet treats that the bunny brings to all members of the family—but can Peter get there this year without dropping or eating all the treats? Back matter further enhances the familiar song by having the reader go back in and “hunt” through the book to count the treats or identify the colors of the Easter eggs. Probing questions will help both adult and child extend the conversation about what was read, which is a wonderful early literacy strategy.
VERDICT Recommended for general purchase for a board book/early childhood collection that includes books on holidays.

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