Pick a perfect egg with care – choose a white one nestled there. Lay in cartons, row by row. Pay the farmer. Off you go!
There’s excitement in the air as a little girl and her mother carefully collect speckled eggs at the farm. These are no ordinary eggs – they will be dyed, decorated, bejeweled and nestled in a basket. And then, when Sunday morning arrives, the little girl will wear her best bunny ears and head out to meet friends and neighbours. It's time to search for eggs of a different kind, filled with chocolate, toys and sweeties... It's time for a spectacular, springtime egg hunt!
This happy and gloriously illustrated Easter read-aloud captures all the excitement of the season, and is from the creators of the perennially popular Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin.
Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is the author of Pick a Pine Tree, Pick a Pumpkin and Together With You, all illustrated by Jarvis, All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usher, and Taxi, Go!, illustrated by Maria Karipidou. She lives in California, USA. Find her online at patriciatoht.com and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht.
Jarvis is the illustrator of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, both written by Patricia Toht, and the author-illustrator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth; Mrs Mole, I'm Home!; Tropical Terry; Follow Me, Flo!; and The Boy with Flowers in His Hair. He also has a new chapter book series featuring two best friends, Bear and Bird. He has previously worked as both a record jacket designer and an animation director. Jarvis lives in Manchester with his wife and their dog and cat. Find him online at byjarvis.com, on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.
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A stunning story celebrating all things Easter.
Little Blog of Library Treasures
Patricia’s rhyming narrative and Jarvis’s brightly coloured illustrations capture so well that mounting excitement and the fun of those Easter rituals that most children love so much. With a gorgeous cover, this is a really fun book to share in the run up to Easter.
Red Reading Hub
The illustrations accompanying the words really make this such a fun and magical read and each double page is so colourful throughout.
The Strawberry Post