How do you track the Easter Bunny? Follow the black jellybeans, of course! (Just don’t eat them).
Seriously, this new picture book How to Track an Easter Bunny by Sue Fliess (with some out there illustrations by Simona Sanfilippo) is a “you will love or “eh” this book” kind of book. The rhyming text and the sugar popping Easter colors will make it or break it for you. It is politically correct (the Easter Bunny she) and the text is modern but does has a slight classical feel. The illustrations are the same with their mix of old-school and mostly contemporary look and feel.
There is the interaction aspect of looking for the eggs and you can also look for other goodies in your own games (how many red flowers, how many flowers, how many children, etc.) Therefore, that does make it a fun holiday treat to read.
I was on the “eh” side of things until I got to the afterwards. That is what saved this book for me. The history of how Easter baskets came about is told in just the right amount of detail to whet the appetite of the adult or older child who might be interested in background information. There is also an activity on how to make your own Easter nest. It is worded for a classroom/group activity but should translate to a one-on-one activity.
And to add a little extra treat, to that Easter Nest/Basket you can add E Is for Easter by Greg Paprocki (author and illustrator). This is one of a great alphabet books series dealing with a holiday. This one has both Christian and secular images. Great interactive too (how many yellow things on Y page, how many zig-zags on Z page).