I always try to find cute books to add to the sugar rush of our Easter baskets. This year, I am super excited about my finds thanks to two of my favorite ‘book recommenders’ (which I don’t think is a word but should be). One of these recommenders lives far and other near but both are most trustworthy when it comes to book recommendations.
I read about Henny by Elizabeth Rose Stanton at my favorite ever book blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I was lucky enough to meet Jules in person two years ago but for purposes of matching up to the paragraph above, Jules fits in category of ‘favorite ever on-line book recommender’ because unfortunately, she lives too far to swap book recommendations in person. If you haven’t ever seen Jules’ blog do hop on over now and especially look at all the beautiful art that Elizabeth Rose Stanton shares there.
Henny is a great seasonal book for sure but more than that it carries a great message about being different- both the good and the bad. It is after all, the story of an adorable chicken born not with wings but with arms. I mean, really, if that doesn’t make you run out and buy a copy, I’m not sure what will.
And then there is perhaps the funniest bunny book ever titled Here Comes the Easter Cat written by Deborah Underwood. Sally, owner of the Curious Reader and my favorite ‘in-person book recommender’ grabbed this title immediately when I told her I was looking for Easter basket loot. In this story, a narrator talks with a jealous cat but the beauty is we never hear the cat speak, knowing his feelings instead only through his facial expressions and an occasional hand made sign. If you love Mo Willems’ pigeon books, Here Comes the Easter Cat may well be your next favorite book.