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  • Published: 3 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780399252389
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $32.99

The Easter Egg




Jan Brett's lovable bunny hero and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over exquisite illustrations filled with dazzling eggs and their gifted makers-Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass, Hans Vanderabbit and others.

It's Spring!

Time for the rabbits to decorate eggs for the Easter Rabbit.

This year Hoppi is old enough to join in, and if he can just make the winning egg, he will be the one to help the Easter Rabbit on Easter morning.

But Hoppi hasn't decided what kind of egg to make.  And as he hops along and sees one fantastic egg after another, he begins to wonder how he can compete.

Hoppi goes into the woods to think about his egg, and just when he figures out that he only has to make the best egg he can, his plans take a most unexpected turn.

Jan Brett's lovable bunny hero and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over exquisite illustrations filled with dazzling eggs and their gifted makers-Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass, Hans Vanderabbit and others.

An unforgettable Easter story for the ages!

Look for the gatefold surprise!

  • Pub date: 3 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9780399252389
  • Imprint: Putnam
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Jan Brett

With over thirty seven million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the USA's foremost author illustrators of children's books.

Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, 'I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real.'

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. 'It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain,' she says. 'I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting.'

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. 'From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books.'

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