Buy Used
£1.98
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Great Easter Egg Scramble Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Mar 2012

3.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, Illustrated
"Please retry"
£4.21 £0.01

Four for £10 on Sticker & Activity Books
Add four selected titles to your basket and checkout to receive your discount. Shop now
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330538004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330538008
  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 0.3 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 868,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision

Product Description

Book Description

The perfect Easter treat!

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.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This children's book seems cute enough when you first look at it. The front cover is everything that a child could ask in terms of a story involving the Easter bunny: cuteness, pastel colours, lots of eggs... and even glitter. It's very attractively presented, and the illustrator (David Walker) has done a super job.

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.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I ordered this for my three year old son, presuming that it would be engaging easter story based around the easter bunny. After one read, he wasn't interested, and I was, at best, surprised at the story, and not in a good way. The story follows the easter bunny, rushing the delivery of his eggs as he has been organising a party. So far so good - except that these eggs contain baby animals, and he is meant to be delivering them to their parents. In his haste, the easter bunny muddles up his deliveries and the wrong babies end up with the wrong parents. All is put right at the easter bunny's party. This isn't the sort of easter story I would read and re-read to my son - there are better easter/spring books out there such as Chick. The illustrations are good enough, but don't lift the story.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This isn't really a book about easter, the only relation is the easter bunny as the main character.

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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Great Easter Egg Scramble is a lovely little book, very nicely illustrated and nicely written, albeit slightly confusing. The story is about the Easter Bunny, you see. But, for some reason, it is apparently the Easter Bunny's job to deliver babies, still in their eggs, to other animals. Things go wrong when the eggs get mixed up though, but all is well that ends well as parents are reunited with the correct offspring at the Easter Bunny's party.

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?
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Andrew Kerr TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 April 2012
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The Great Easter Egg Scramble is an enjoyable little story for 2-4 year-olds. Easter Bunny has got in a muddle and got a bunch of eggs mixed up - consequently all the animals he's given the eggs to end up with their eggs hatching out offspring of a different species! He then has to come up with a way of making sure the babies all end up with the correct parents again. It's quite a basic story, so no deeper meanings or morals here. But it IS charmingly illustrated, and lilts along with nice rhyming rhythm. The cover is very glittery and sparkly too. All in all, a nice book and makes for a nice 10-minute bedtime read for pre-school toddlers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I didn't read this through before my toddler (31 months) looked at it and he hasn't looked at it again so I've moved it into his bedroom for him to have access to there. Usually when a new book comes in to the house it doesn't leave the settee so that he can look at it over and over again. So as he's choosing other ones I'm guessing he isn't that keen as he keeps saying "aw mammy the eggs" when he reads it and doesn't ask for it to be read again once we've reached the end.

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.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback