Never Talk to Strangers by Irma Joyce
I only have two books that have the actual "easter bunny" in them. The first (pictured above) is not an Easter book at all, but the Easter bunny does make an appearance in it. This is a book I had as a child, so it had a huge influence on my perception of the Easter bunny. I always imagined him sneaking around outside and that one day, if I looked out my window at just the right moment, I just might see him.
Easter Bunny Saves the Day by Anne Mussenbrock
This is a book I bought for Juliet when she was a baby. We read it a lot her first year just because the illustrations were so engaging. In fact, I don't think we actually read the words, we just pointed at the pictures and talked about what we saw.
The baby bunny sleeping in a basket by the mama and daddy's bed was always a favorite topic.
The book is about the Easter bunny getting all the eggs painted just in time for Easter. I wanted us to replicate that activity by painting our own eggs. I didn't want to use real eggs--I was hoping to find some wooden eggs, but had no luck. So, I settled on a bag of round river rocks. Juliet thought that was just fine.
We spent an evening painting our "eggs" together and let them dry overnight.
The next day, Juliet had fun placing them in a basket and taking them to the garden "for the bunnies."
It kind of looks like the basket in the book!
We also had fun hiding and hunting for eggs around the yard. In the end, the stones turned out to be a great idea because now they can live outside and we can play with them all year around.
Do you have any favorite Easter Bunny books to share?
(I'm linking this post up to the Spring Link Party at Fantastic Find, stART at A Mommy's Adventures, and Friday's Nature Table at The Magic Onions!)