One of our favourite things to do as a family is read, read, read and having a few themed books around at Easter time is really lovely. Also a wonderful idea for a candy-free Easter Bunny delivery. I’ve put together a list of my 7 favourites – there is still time to pick one up before the big day…
Top 7 Easter Books for Tots
Some are about Easter and some are just great stories featuring long-eared leads, some are classics and some feature new heroes.…but they are all great to snuggle up with your littles and enjoy. In order of original publication date:
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) – the classic fable of a mischievous rabbit and his wild neighbours by Beatrix Potter
- The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real (1922) by Margerey Williams – need I say more?
- The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes By Du Bose Heyward – this story was originally written in 1939 and features a very progressive young, female bunny who dreams of becoming the Easter bunny in a world full of male bunny competition. Pretty rad. (thanks to Uncle Bruce for introducing me to this one!)
- The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (1942) – a sort of prequel to the infamous Goodnight Moon, this is the story of a mother’s love – and we all know how deep that runs!
- Any of the Miffy books by dutch author Dick Bruna – the first published in 1955 (Miffy the Artist is my personal fave – published in 2008 by the Tate Gallery in London)
- The Knuffle Bunny trilogy by Mo Willems (2004) – the stories and innovative illustrations are so awesome you won’t mind reading them 3 times in a row!
- Pete the Cat and the Big Easter Adventure (2014, by James Dean – not that James Dean) – my daughter loves the rhyming songs of the Pete the Cat stories (it doesn’t hurt that he looks just like our kitty Cleo). I’ll come clean – we actually haven’t ready this one yet (but it’s in the mail!) but if it as good as the other’s we have read, I know it will be another gem.
This is my top 7 – what would you add?