The Great Easter Egg Scramble Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Mar 2012
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About the Author
Timothy Knapman's first book for Macmillan was LITTLE OGRE'S SURPRISE SUPPER (978-0-2307-1270-6), illustrated by Ben Cort and the topsy-turvy pop-up book FANTASTICAL FLYING MACHINES (978-0-230-71339-0) illustrated by Simon Wild. He is also the author of the popular MUNGO series, illustrated by Adam Stower and GUESS WHAT I FOUND IN DRAGON WOOD, illustrated by Gwen Millward (Puffin). Also a playwright, Tim's work on various musicals, operas and plays has taken him all over the world. Timothy lives in Surrey.
David Walker has been drawing and painting all of his life. He graduated from the University of Kansas and was Art Director at Hallmark cards in Kansas City before starting his own business. He now works on a variety of illustration projects, from children’s books and greetings cards to fabric and scrapbook supplies, and all from his studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. David’s life is a tangle of dogs, cats and kids, and his art is inspired by all the wonderful chaos that comes with them.
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Unfortunately, the story doesn't hold up to scrutiny. You don't have to have an English degree to spot the inherent flaws in a storyline that has the Easter Bunny mis-delivering other animals' REAL babies... dropping duck eggs off with crocodile parents and vice versa presents food chain-related risks of which even 4 year olds are aware! The underlying story has genuine horror potential, not ameliorated in the least by the delivery of a 'frozen chicken' to penguin parents.
In fact, the whole mixed-up babies thing is really quite disturbing: this isn't a sensitively handled 'stay safe' message in the fashion of Come on, Daisy!. Instead, it's a rather glib account of wrongly delivered children courtesy of a slacking off Easter bunny, combined with a facile resolution of something that is a parent's basic nightmare. Despite the attractive presentation, I'm less than impressed.
The easter bunny is having a party and has found a basket of eggs he has forgotten to deliver. These eggs are not the chocolate kind you normally see around easter, but contain baby animals. In a hurry to deliver the eggs, the easter bunny gets them muddled up and gives the wrong babies to the wrong parents, and the easter bunny must find a way to match them up correctly and make every one happy again.
The book has a nice glittery cover, with an easy to follow rhyme and nice illustrations. Both of my children enjoy the story and fortunately don't read too much into the pairings (a duck given to a croc, lets hope she's not hungry!).
If you are looking for an easter story this isn't really what you want.
Unexpected plot aside, this is a really nicely put together book for children. The story is written in rhyming verse and the animals are drawn in a very appealing, cuddly style. My three year old daughter loved it and insisted on taking it to her nursery to be read to the other children. Can a recommendation get higher than that?
My thoughts are along the same lines, I really didn't like it. I know it is a toddler's book but even my son knows that all the animals have their own babies so why is a rabbit taking them their eggs? It confused me a little and the poor frozen chicken at the end! Thank goodness he isn't really old enough to ask about why they might not be with their own mammy and daddy and that someone has to bring their babies. I also couldn't get my head round how just by pushing the roundabout fast enough for all the babies to fall off that they were automatically returned to the correct parent. Again, I know it is only a toddler's book but it just didn't make sense.
I love the illustrations however but I don't like the glittery front as it is comes off on your fingers. My final gripe is that the story actually has little to do with Easter Eggs in the sense of how they are presented on the front cover. The ones on the cover look like chocolate eggs rather than eggs with real live animals in. A disappointment all round really, my only relief is it isn't one that a) we bought and b) someone bought for him.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is great and has wonderful drawings. The story is nice as well and the children can read along with it as well. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2012 by R. Patel
My first criticism of this book would be that it was supplied without an age recommendation, so, upon arrival and a quick glance, discovered that it was definitely unsuitable for... Read morePublished on 13 Mar. 2012 by R. Wallace
The best part of the book is the design, all the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, my 6 year old daughter adores them. Read morePublished on 11 Mar. 2012 by Margot
This is a very nicely illustrated book with a simple,yet engaging story of an easter bunny who delivers the wrong eggs to the animals. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2012 by @iGlinavos
This book is initially quite appealing as it's a nice sized hardback with a glittery cover. The illustrations are nice, too. Read morePublished on 21 Feb. 2012 by Miss Marple
This Easter Bunny delivers real eggs not chocolate ones! And in this story he sends them to the wrong parents and has to swap them all around in his Easter party. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2012 by Emma W