Sunday, April 09, 2017

Can't Catch Me! How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

My real name's a secret.
My friends call me E. B.
My special job means I must hide
My true identity.

It's true. E.B. is the CEO of a huge "underground" operation that requires special top-secret management. It's not easy, processing all those colored eggs and chocolate bunnies while keeping the whole organization hush-hush. But E B. wasn't born yesterday. He's hip to the usual suspects and those timeworn tricks kids use to trap him.

The first trap is quite simple.
Just carrots on a plate.
To catch me you'll need
Some better bait!

Yup, the Easter Bunny won't fall for that one any more than Santa goes for those camera-rigged cookies and milk. He knows all the usual tricks, like the deadfall rabbit hole covered by a small carpet. Kids can be quite clever, but E.B.'s super-sensitive spyware, his big ears, will tip him off to many such traps. And he's a bit of a shape-shifter as well, shrinking down to disguise himself as a small gray rodent if need be.

But after all, the Easter basket is the thing, and even though savvy kids have never caught him in the act, they always find the real-deal evidence of his work, those colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, and jellybeans, waiting in the morning, thanks to the skills and fast footwork of their springtime friend, in Adam Wallace's How to Catch the Easter Bunny (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky, 2017).

With artist Andy Elkerton filling the pages with his fast-moving and stealthy big bunny and other colorful Easter paraphernalia and various fonts and text always in motion, kids will be challenged to continue to try to capture this big-footed spirit of the season. Author Adam Wallace is fully qualified to cue young operatives in, having already written three top-selling How-To manuals for crafty kids--How to Catch a Leprechaun, How to Catch an Elf, and How to Catch the Tooth Fairy.



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