After having taken William to see Santa, I felt like I knew quite a lot about the process and thought taking him to see the Easter Bunny would be similar. One thing I had loved about that visit was the chance to get a special book with an insert for the photo, and I was delighted to find one like it with the Easter Bunny as well.
Perhaps to make the titles similar as well, this is entitled What Bunny Wants for Easter as opposed to what The Easter Bunny Wants. I was surprised to see that they had different illustrators as at first glance they seemed similar in features.
From the beginning pages, the tale engages the child with a chance for their name to be included. I debated writing just his first name (when I checked I somehow hadn’t even written it in his Christmas book), and decided to use his full name after all.
Although only two kids are shown on these pages, and no other kids appear in the book, I like how both genders are represented and how the children are clearly of different races. This may help kids feel more included, though I could see how others may feel that neither of these characters resembles them in terms of look or ethnicity. What really cracked me up was that all the houses in the pages are literally identical.
The drawing and words lead the child to follow the bunny on his way.
Even the baskets and contents are whimsical.
As with the Santa book, there’s a place for the photo. I used our family one as I did that in the Santa one.
The back cover even shows how the fun doesn’t even have to end. The idea of going back and counting the hidden eggs, which are very easy to find to encourage kids, is a great one.
I love these books and they’ve helped me decide to create a tradition of getting one for each visit, so we can see the progression of William growing up over time.
Rating – five baby booties out of five