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May 01 2020

I'm ready for Easter by Jedda Robaard

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Puffin Books, 2020. ISBN: 9781760891596. board book
(Age: 2-5) This new title in the I'm Ready series (those already published include I'm Ready for Preschool and I'm Ready for Christmas) is a fun, bright board book celebrating all things Australian Easter. Jedda Robaard's characteristic Australian animal illustrations are accompanied by simple text that sets the scene beautifully. 'The days are getting cooler. Coloured leaves are falling from the trees. I'm getting ready for a special holiday'. Dad's in the kitchen making pancakes and new pyjamas and warm slippers are pulled out for those cooler nights. The shops are filled with hot cross buns and colourful Easter treats. Young ones are busy making Easter bonnets and weaving baskets. 'On Easter Sunday, all my cousins and friends arrive. When no one was looking, the Easter bunny hid gifts in the garden.' After the egg hunt it's time to sit down together, eat and celebrate.
This is a beautiful depiction of the fun and joy of an Easter that looks and sounds distinctively Australian. Themes: Easter Traditions and Celebrations.
Nicole Nelson

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