Easter is almost here and with it the excitement of Easter egg hunts, fluffy rabbits and chicks and baskets full of goodies. Easter baskets for children don't have to be a parent's nightmare of sugary energy and sticky fingers, though. Babies, especially, can't eat all that candy; however, little ones still want to be included in the Easter-basket-giving tradition that happens every spring. Instead of a basket full of jelly beans, marshmallow bunnies and chocolate eggs, why not provide some board books about Easter for the youngest members of the family? Here are some board books that are new in bookstores just in time for the spring holiday.
"Bunny's Egg Hunt" by Happy Books is a sturdy book full of colorful spring and Easter images. The short story includes elements of surprise as the Easter Bunny looks for eggs while teaching little ones the different colors each egg is dyed.
"The Story of Easter" by Thomas Nelson publishers comes complete with a carrying handle that is ideal for little hands. The reason Easter is celebrated is told in words little readers can understand.
"Baby's First Easter" by Hinkler Books comes with a padded cover and is just the right size for tiny readers. It features photos of objects associated with Easter like fluffy yellow chicks, fuzzy bunny rabbits and colorful dyed eggs.
"What Is Easter?" by Michelle Medlock Adams and Amy Wummer is a funny story of all the things many connect with the holiday of Easter. Through simple sentences, the author helps young readers understand that Easter is really about the gift of Jesus and his resurrection.
"Ollie's Easter Eggs" by Olivier Dunrea is part of the Gossie and Friends series. The whole gang is dyeing eggs and Ollie wants them all! He has a plan to get them, too. But will it work?
Each of these board books about Easter for babies and toddlers is available wherever children's books are sold. For those living in northern California, the Children's Fiction Examiner suggests the following bookstores.