By Kathrin Siegenthaler and Marcus Pfister
Review by: Yvonne
Easter Surprise’ is the story about a little arctic hare, named Hopper,
who dreams of becoming a bird so he can fly. His mother tells Hopper that
hares are special in many ways and also tells him about the Easter bunny.
She goes on to tell Hopper how the Easter bunny can run very fast, he is
very brave and can hide so well that not even the falcons sharp eyes can
spot him. Hopper goes off on his own to try to become brave just like the
Easter bunny, and after successfully escaping the chase of a fox, he finds
himself face to face with a brown hare. The brown hare listened quite
contently as Hopper told him all he had learned, from his mother, about
the Easter bunny. The brown hare wanted to be just like the Easter bunny
as well, so off Hopper and the brown hare went in search for eggs!
Explaining their situation to the kindly hens, Hopper and the brown hare
each received there own egg, with the instructions to be very careful with
them. On the way home to Hoppers house to decorate the eggs, an accident
occurred and left the two hares egg-less and very upset. This book has a
happy ending though, as the Easter bunny has left the hares a special
this book for ages 4-10. A little more challenging for experienced
readers, this story would be suitable as a read to me book for the younger
age groups. A perfect story to share during the Easter season, with
beautiful pastel colored illustrations, this book is sure to help children
await the arrival of the Easter Bunny.