Archive | February 16, 2016

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt









We’re Going on an Egg Hunt

Laura Hughes

Bloomsbury, 2016

32pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99



Just in time for Easter comes this charming lift-the-flap story of the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an egg hunt to the familiar rhythm and pattern of similar stories.  They have 10 eggs to find but have to get through the farm and the lambs, the chicks, the bees and the ducks safely to gather them.  Then just as they find the largest one of all, there is a nasty surprise waiting for them…

Miss 4½ did enjoy this story.  She loved that she knew the pattern and could join in as we read it and the interactivity of lifting the flaps to discover things apart from eggs added to the intrigue.  The climax brought just the right amount of suspense and she loved the ending, although she wondered if there would be eggs for children this year because the bunnies ate them all.

She is very much in that ‘reading-like behaviour’ stage of her progress in being a reader – started Kindergarten this year well-prepared and full of expectations – and I wasn’t surprised to peek in and see her successfully retelling the story to herself several times, and even though she knew what was coming she delighted in it each time.  That has to be a thumbs-up!