Easter festival is celebrated to honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ after crucifixion. It is one of the most honored Christian festivals and celebrated by the Christians all over the world. The Easter Day also known as Easter Sunday traditionally signs the arrival of the spring season after the depressing months of winter. For these two reasons Easter festival is associated with hope and celebrations and is enjoyed with joyous merriment and fervor. As Easter is an ancient festival, lots of folklores and stories have been associated with the festival. Few of them have been published as a story book. One of them is The Grumpy Easter Bunny.
As the title suggests, The Grumpy Easter Bunny by Justine Korman is about a grumpy Easter bunny Hopper who refuses to partake in the Easter duties that other bunnies do. Hopper does not exhibit the same enthusiasm as other rabbits' for their Easter rounds and instead of hiding his share of goodies, he eats most of them himself. The grumpy bunny that he is, Hopper grumbles about having to work all year making chocolate eggs, filling marshmallow chicks, and rolling thousands of jelly beans. Moreover there is the additional task of hopping all over the place delivering the goodies to children. But gradually Hopper discovers the true meaning of Easter and zealously participates in the bunny duties.
The book makes delightful reading for the colorful illustrations and Korman's hilarious depiction of Hopper's antics. It is the best kind of bed time story for kids. It not only has a wonderful narration but also a beautiful storyline which successfully keeps the reader engaged till the end. It also makes the kids aware of their culture and importance of this festival. This book meant for children of all ages. If you want to present an Easter gift to your kid this Easter, the Grumpy Easter Bunny is a wonderful option. If your kid is too small, you will have to read and make him understand the story but if he is a little older, he will easily understand it on his own. Happy Reading!