Monday, February 12, 2018

Make & Play Easter

Make and Play Easter. Joey Chou. Nosy Crow. 2018. 26 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Easter is such a wonderful time of year!

Premise/plot: Make and Play Easter is a novely book for preschoolers. It includes sixteen pages of press out pieces to assemble and play with. Included are four children, bunnies, ducks, chickens, and sheep. (Also two enormously out-of-proportion-with-the-rest-of-the-set butterflies.) In addition to the press-out play pieces, it suggest seven Easter-themed activities that parents and children can do together. The activities range from simple--singing "Hot Cross Buns"--to more complex activities like making cupcakes and cookies or decorating Easter eggs.

My thoughts: This is a secular Easter book. For better or worse. For those looking to keep Easter focused on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is a distraction at best. There are plenty of people who would enjoy the book, however. Easter is both a sacred holiday and a secular one. Much like Christmas.

I enjoyed the two Make and Play books on Christmas more than this one.

© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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