Eggs-tra! Read All About It! Easter Surprise: An Eggs-traordinary Slide & Find Book
Since ancient times people have wondered at the egg--hard, rock-like, but opening to reveal a living thing in all its wonder.
Artist-designer Roger Priddy makes good use of this phenomenon of nature in his brand-new toy-and-movable-book, Easter Surprise. (St. Martin's Press, 2011). In an original take on the pull-tab and flap board book for the youngest book lovers, Priddy's illustrations actually slide open and closed as he takes a light-hearted holiday look at what the Easter egg can reveal. Inside his brightly colored Easter egg is its secret, a darling duckling looking right at the viewer as if to say, "Well, who did you expect?"
Similar slide-and-find pages pull apart to reveal an Easter bunny inside a basket, a spring lamb behind a garden gate, fluffy chicks inside their coop, and a wood deer fawn in its thicket. But the best image for the little "reader" to discover is seen as the final pages open to reveal a mirror with baby's own image looking back.
YOU'RE HERE, TOO!
Priddy's Easter Surprise. uses the element of surprise to hold the attention of youngsters while introducing baby animals and the whole idea of the soon-to-be familiar Easter Bunny and basket.A clever and engaging first Easter book for the very young.