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Apr 15 2013

My Easter egg hunt by Rosie Smith

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Ill. by Bruce Whatley. Scholastic, 2013. Hardcover. ISBN 9781748377772.
(Age: 1-5) Recommended. In this beautiful book, with its Spring sorbet palette and curious and cheeky faced critters, readers aged 1-5 will be swept up in the excitement of hunting for eggs at Easter time.
Exploring position in an approachable and purpose driven way, Smith is able to bring a mathematical concept to life in that canny way adults have of teaching a concept without the child realising they're learning.
Children are encouraged to search with the animals - to look over, under, around and through. Each picture has a rabbit and another animal, and there is a cheerful and rollicking rhyme to the story.
The reception teacher I shared the story with has welcomed it as an addition to her classroom library, and this book comes recommended by the both of us, for home or school libraries, or as a welcomed Easter gift.
Freya Lucas

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