A Week of Easter Books: Easter Parade

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A WEEK OF CHILDREN’S EASTER BOOKS

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Easter Parade

Author: Irving Berlin

Illustrator: Lisa McCue

Publisher: HarperCollins (Jan 21, 2003)

Age Range: 3-8 years

Grade Level: P-2

Children’s Books/Holidays/Easter

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Oh, I could write a sonnet About your Easter bonnet, And of the girl I’m taking to The Easter Parade

Celebrated composer Irving Berlin wrote “Easter Parade” over sixty years ago. Now his timeless song comes to life in this delightfully sunny picture book.

Lisa McCue’s warm, friendly art tells the simple story of a father and daughter bunny who set off for the Easter parade. Once on the avenue, they join throngs of other animals in a magical New York setting filled to the brim with flowers, balloons, and, of course, Easter bonnets!

This book is the perfect way for the youngest readers to celebrate a beloved spring holiday. The music and lyrics to the original song are also included as a special bonus.

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MY REVIEW:

Beautiful illustrations set to Irving Bern’s lyrics. This cute Easter book shows a father rabbit escorting his daughter down the avenue (5th Avenue) in her new Easter Bonnet. music at the end. An awesome way to introduce children to a great song by a great composer. As a child care provider, this book tied into a project in which the children created their own Easter Bonnet with artificial flowers, ribbon, plastic eggs, miscellaneous craft items and using dollar store hats one year and another using heavy paper plates and upside down paper bowl.

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