Little Golden Books have been around for decades- a popular and often nostalgic collection of books for children, that are recognisable by their thin design and golden decorated spines. Here are some books that that have been (re)released to celebrate Easter…
Here Comes Peter Cottontail – Illustrated by Linda Karl
Colonel Wellington B. Bunny is ready to retire as Chief Easter Bunny and he needs to find a replacement for this most important of jobs. He decides that young Peter Cottontail is the best suited for the role, but nasty Irontail also wants the job and challenges Peter Cottontail to an egg-delivering contest. When Irontail sabotages Peter’s start and he loses the contest, Peter decides to enlist the help of some friends to ensure that he can win. He travels through several special holidays, trying to deliver as many eggs as he can. Will he succeed and become Chief Easter Bunny?
Rating: 3/5 Published: August 2014
The Golden Egg Book – Margaret Wise Brown (Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard)
This isn’t so much an Easter book as a story that features a bunny and a duckling- a classic which is still popular, however, around the Easter season.
Little bunny has found an egg, and he knows there is something inside it but try as he might, he can’t get it to open. He tries rolling it, pushing it, jumping on it, and even throwing rocks and nuts at it, but nothing happens. Finally he gets very sleepy and falls asleep snuggled against it. After a while the egg cracks open and out pops a little yellow duck, who then tries to wake up the bunny by rolling, pushing and jumping on him! After bunny wakes up, the two become best friends…
Rating: 2/5 Published: February 2015
The Story Of Easter- Jean Miller (Illustrated by Jerry Smith)
This Little Golden Book tells the bible story of Jesus’ betrayal, crucifixion and rising from the dead. It tells the story without going into too much detail, and while it does explain a lot of the events, some further explanation is probably needed for younger children. After the Easter story has been covered, the author tells of different traditions that some countries follow during the Easter season, including different services, decorations, crafts, foods and gifts, which are popular around this time.