Last Easter BookBairn was too little to appreciate the joys of chocolate eggs, so instead her lovely Aunty gave her this book, 'Egg...

Easter Egg-stravaganza

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 BookBairn Blog 8 Comments

Last Easter BookBairn was too little to appreciate the joys of chocolate eggs, so instead her lovely Aunty gave her this book, 'Egg' (My Little World) by Jonathan Litton and Fhiona Galloway. I had stashed this book away to bring back out in the weeks before Easter and, knowing how much she liked 'Boo' by the same team (read our review here) I knew this would be an eggs-celent read (and yes, there will be more egg references if you read on!).This is the perfect non-chocolatey gift for little ones and BookBairn adores it!

Each page is a delight filled with bright pastel colours, adorable farm animals and a patterned egg. The egg has a patterned edge with the centre part being an egg-shaped cut-out that allows little fingers to turn the pages and explore the book by themselves. For bookbairns that have mastered turning the pages they can peek through the die-cut hole to reveal the next egg pattern.

The story features animals which little ones will be familiar with and BookBairn particularly enjoys the pages with the sheep ("baa"), horse ("clip clop") and rabbit (which she recognises as the same as our family pet, bookbunny). I'm sure this book will be helpful in helping her to recognise other animals too! The illustrations are
adorably cute and perfect for little readers to engage with the story. I love the smiles on their faces which, along with the text, spread the joy of finding eggs along the easter hunt.

The illustrations are accompanied by a cheerful rhyming story that tells the story of the farmyard friends as they hunt for eggs hidden around the farm in flowerbeds, up apple trees, hidden underground and even in the proverbial haystack!

Not to spoil the big reveal at the end but I can't avoid mentioning it because it was one of the best reactions from BookBairn that I've seen! As the farmyard friends gather round to share their eggs, they begin to crack and then hatch. As the little chicks shout "cheep" BookBairn giggled with joy and tried to join in making the sound. Now every time we read it, she skips as quickly as possible to the final pages and taps on the chicks saying "cheep cheep cheep" whilst grinning from ear to ear.

The cover of this book includes the tag-line "an eggs-citing Easter egg-scapade" and it truly is!

Hope you enjoy your Easter eggs this weekend! And if you're having a chocolate-free Easter, we highly recommend cracking open this eggs-ceptional Easter read instead!

Happy Easter, Mummy and BookBairn x


8 comments:

  1. We have this book. It's cute! Cheep!!!!

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    1. Isn't it lovely Regan? We have the Halloween one too which is fun too so will be keeping an eye out for others. Cheep cheep! xx

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  2. This looks like a lovely book and I'm looking forward to reading it with BookBairn this Easter weekend. I can't see it being a chocolate free weekend though. I certainly hope not.

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    1. Not a chance of a chocolate free weekend in our house!

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  3. This looks like such a sweet book. How cute that she races to the end for her favourite part!

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    1. I can't read this one properly anymore, she skips through the pages so fast!

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  4. Happy Easter BookBairn, I hope the Easter Bunny remembers to stop at your bookshelf xx

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    1. Thanks for spending Easter with us! x

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