The creators of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin return with another seasonal celebration, one that deserves a spot in every Easter basket.
Pick a perfect egg with care—
Choose a white one nestled there.
Gather more and softly stack them.
Just be cautious not to crack them!
Pairing Jarvis’s joyous illustrations with Patricia Toht’s wonderfully rhythmic text, this holiday ode hops through a busy springtime day all the way to Easter Sunday. From the farm where you’ve carefully selected your eggs—eggs perfect for drawing on with crayon, for plopping into dyes and bejeweling—follow along as preparations continue for the much-awaited festivities. Then on Sunday, open your door and search for eggs of a different kind, filled with foil-wrapped chocolate, spinning tops, and jelly beans. This cheerful Easter-time read-aloud captures all the excitement of the holiday and is sure to become part of a new treasured tradition.
Patricia Toht is the author of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, both illustrated by Jarvis, among many other children’s books. She once owned a children’s bookshop called Never Never Land before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She lives in Atascadero, CA.
Jarvis is the illustrator of Pick a Pine Tree and Pick a Pumpkin, both written by Patricia Toht, and the author-illustrator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth; Mrs. Mole, I'm Home!; Tropical Terry; Follow Me, Flo!; and The Boy with Flowers in His Hair. He has worked as both a record jacket designer and an animation director. Jarvis lives in Manchester, England.
Sprays of bright greens, a shining sun, and dotted buds on trees as well as pastel bunting and fuzzy bunny ears and flower crowns on little ones bring a light, airy lift to this joyful community gathering. . . . Egg-stra special.
The rhyme scheme works well and is easy to read aloud without any stumbles, and Jarvis’s digital illustrations are lovely and natural, filled with spring colors. . . . A springtime Easter tale for young children excited for egg hunts.
—School Library Journal