From the Set Our Holiday Symbols
This book introduces the holiday of Easter and explains how bunnies and eggs came to be symbols of the day.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.7|
|Guided Reading Level||L|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of Our Holiday Symbols from Children's Bookwatch on February 1, 2015
From the series titled Our Holiday Symbols for children age 6 and up, ‘Easter Bunnies’ presents pages of fascinating facts about the fun and fables associated with Easter, the spring holiday festival that celebrates the beginning of another growing season and year. Simple narrative style, with highlighted chapter headings posed as questions about traditions associated with Easter and Spring are complemented by bright pages of color photos with green, egg-shaped sidebar notes to target other special areas of information about Easter and Spring. Bunnies, baskets, decorated eggs, new Easter outfits, and advice about the need to care for a pet such as a baby bunny are all topics to cover, enlarge, and embellish. Finished with a glossary, list of books and web sites on related subjects, ‘Easter Bunnies’ is a responsible, fun, and informative text about Our Holiday Symbols associated with Easter. Other titles in the Our Holiday Symbols series that are equally highly recommended are as follows: ‘Fourth of July Fireworks’ (9781631437441, $25.64) by Patrick Merrick, ‘Halloween Jack-o’-Lanterns’ (9781631437458, $25.64) by Kathryn Stevens, ‘St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks’ (9781631437465, $25.64) by Mary Berendes, ‘Thanksgiving Turkeys’ (9781631437472, $25.64) by Patrick Merrick, and ‘Christmas Trees’ (9781631437427, $25.64) by Kathryn Stevens.
Author: Patrick Merrick
Patrick Merrick was born in California and spent much of his early life moving from town to town and from state to state. Eventually, his family settled in Sioux Falls, SD. Patrick graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls in May of 1991. He has since received his Master of Education degree from St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to writing over 45 children's books (he also writes under such names as Caleb Owens, Theresa Woods, Joshua Rutten, Andrew Donnelly, and Zachary Inseth), Patrick has been teaching science to children for more than a decade. He is also involved teaching Sunday school, on the local library board, and finally in coaching K-7 basketball and baseball. Currently, Patrick lives in Westbrook, MN. with his wife and five children. When not busy with school, writing, or parenting, Patrick enjoys the occasional nap.