Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Countdown to Easter: Day 3

The perfect Easter basket gift for beginning readers!

Dunrea, Olivier.
Ollie's Easter Eggs.
February 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Gossie, Gertie, Peedie and BooBoo have all dyed their Easter eggs... Ollie is feeling left out though, as he has yet to dye any Easter eggs. As he watches all of his friends hide their eggs, Ollie follows behind, snatching them and claim them as his own and hiding them under his blanket. As his friends return to hunt for their eggs, they eventually find them in a straw nest, constructed by Ollie, who takes no claim and innocently exclaims, "Look! Easter eggs!"

The story is very cute, and as I mentioned at the beginning of my post, absolutely perfect for beginning readers. The text is repetitive and very predictable when using the pictures for context clues. This is definitely a book to consider for young children!

Learning/Reading Activity
  • The book comes complete with sticker scenes inside the back cover. Use the stickers to have your child sequence and retell the story in his/her own words. This is a great comprehension activity, while at the same time allows children to become an "author" on their own!


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