Leap into action with Macmillan’s Easter treats by various authors - book reviews -

Let your little ones join in the fun of Easter with a sparkling, springtime selection of hands-on activity books from Macmillan Children’s Books.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 12:30 pm
Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise
Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise

Age 3 plus:

Little Bunny’s Easter Surprise

Lily Murray and Julia Woolf

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Little Bunny isn’t the only one in a flap in this big, bright and beautiful book full of Easter surprises!

Open the pages, lift the flaps and join a wild and wonderful woodland full of food, laughter and friendship in this rhyming, rip-roaring romp from picture book duo Lily Murray and Julia Woolf.

It’s Easter Day and the woods are buzzing with excitement when Little Bunny sends out his invitations for a scrumptious Easter picnic. He wants the picnic to be perfect, collecting all the best things for to share with friends… fruit, toffees and delicious chocolate treats. But… oops! Has Little Bunny made a blunder that could ruin the day?

Murray provides the bouncy, addictive rhyme and Woolf weaves her creative, colourful magic on a gallery of gorgeous illustrations in this busy, interactive book which includes the fun of searching and finding hidden Easter eggs and Little Bunny’s cast of furry friends.

Perfect for reading aloud… and keeping little hands busy over Easter!

(Macmillan Children’s Books, paperback, £6.99)

Age 3 plus:

My Magical Easter Bunny: Sparkly Sticker Activity Book

Illustrated by Yujin Shin

Put some springtime sparkle in your little ones’ Easter with this glittery and gorgeous sticker activity book.

My Magical Easter Bunny is the perfect first sticker book for youngsters who love bunnies, all the fun of Easter… and chocolate eggs!

As they hop off on an egg-hunting adventure with the sparkly Easter Bunny, they will discover an exciting activity book simply bulging with colouring-in fun, mazes to complete, differences to spot and much more.

With over 400 stickers, including a page of shiny stickers, to create the different scenes, and Yujin Shin’s quirky, colourful illustrations to bring the activities to life, this joyful, jam-packed book has plenty to keep your little ones entertained.

(Campbell Books, paperback, £6.99)

Age one plus:

Busy Easter

Illustrated by Jill Howarth

Easter is here and one busy family can’t wait to join their friends and celebrate!

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without an inventive board book to let the youngest family members get in on the fun, so let them push, pull and slide the tabs in this gorgeous interactive board book.

Bake delicious hot cross buns, follow the Easter bunny in an egg hunt on the farm, and then enjoy a picnic and celebrate with all your friends to end a perfect day.

Children will love playing with the easy-to-handle mechanisms as they follow the gentle, rhyming story, and have fun spotting lots of animal characters in four bright and busy Easter scenes brought to life by Jill Howarth’s beautifully coloured illustrations.

Perfect for little hands and with plenty to talk about on every page, Busy Easter provides enchanting early learning and a warm and playful introduction to Easter.

(Campbell Books, board book, £5.99)

Age one plus:

Lizzy the Lamb

Axel Scheffler

Watch your little ones leap into action when they get their hands on this fun-filled, action-packed board book from the award-winning illustrator of The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler.

Lizzy the Lamb is jumping for joy and youngsters can join in all that galloping and gambolling by pulling out the sliders, pushing up the tabs and making lots of noise down in the fields!

Follow Lizzy as she leaps, bounces and baas all the day long in a gentle, rhyming story and stop off on every page to study the lively, colourful illustrations and get hands-on with playtime.

An animal adventure just made for Easter!

(Campbell Books, board book, £6.99)

Age one plus:

Fluffy Chick

Rod Campbell

Meet all your favourite springtime farm animals in Fluffy Chick, a fun touch-and-feel book from Rod Campbell, creator of the bestselling preschool classic, Dear Zoo.

Follow Fluffy Chick around the farm and meet all her adorable animal friends… stroke the woolly lamb, feel the cow’s smooth horns and then lift the flap at the end to find out who is hiding under mother hen’s wing!

Campbell uses simple, easy-to-follow sentences and bright, bold, appealing artwork to bring to life the fun of Easter, and this chunky board book edition, with its sturdy pages ideal for little hands, touch-and-feel textural delights, and surprise ending, is the perfect gift to share and enjoy with your toddlers.

A hands-on winner!

(Macmillan Children’s Books, board book, £5.99)