How to Catch the Easter Bunny

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Release Date: 
January 31, 2017
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
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How to Catch the Easter Bunny  is a delightfully cute story about an Easter bunny named E. B. who is very hard to catch. He gives gifts to people all over the world, but no matter what people do to try and catch him, he always gets away.

He is lightning fast when carrots are on a plate to tempt him or hidden in unusual places to divert him from his goal. Let’s not forget that he can dig to get away when put into a jam, or has dance moves that would put a disco dancer to shame. Ninjas couldn’t be as stealthy as E. B. is as he jumps, flips, and twists, dodging yogurt pops and flying fish. Even pirates can’t handle the cleverness of a bunny as he steals their ship leaving them treasure they didn’t expect to find.

This story is fun and energetic. The only quibble is that there is not a smooth transition from the introduction to when E. B. begins his adventure. When he says, “then you just might see me roam,” and then goes into, “The first trap is quite simple,” there is a gap there where a few added words would have helped the reader understand that people have always tried to catch the Easter bunny but have always failed. Other than that the story runs smoothly, and with the fun and colorful illustrations will get the reader more involved in the story.

What readers will also enjoy is the large bold adjectives and verbs, as well as a few other fun words that are meant to stand out on each page as the story evolves. Children of all ages will delight in the amazingly detailed illustrations that brings this 40-page Easter story to life.