The Easter Bunny That Overslept (Hardcover)

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Take a peek at this great Easter book that has been around since before I was born and to this day is still one of my favorite children's books. Obviously, the Bunny did not wake up in time and he goes through the entire year of holidays trying to find Easter. You'll laugh and love all the ways he tries to distribute eggs throughout the seasons. I read this story so many times to our own 5 children, and was quite tickled when I discovered that the authors themselves had 5 little ones. Make sure to share this with the little people in your life! I know it will become a family favorite for you as well.

— laurie


One spring morning, the Easter Bunny skips merrily along to deliver his colorful, hand-painted eggs. But the children tell him that it's Mother's Day, which can only mean one thing: HE SLEPT THROUGH EASTER! Nobody wants eggs on Mother's Day, or on the Fourth of July -- and especially not on Halloween. Children will sympathize with the little bunny's plight and cheer when Santa finds the perfect gift to help!

Originally published in 1957, The Easter Bunny that Overslept now returns with a fresh look, promising to delight new generations of children. What a wonderful tale to share at Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas ... or at any time at all!

About the Author

Priscilla and Otto Friendrich lived on Long Island for most of their lives. They raised five children -- and told them all wonderful stories. The inspiration for this tale came one rainy Easter that should have been postponed until a sunny day. The Easter Bunny that Overslept was the Friedrichs' first picture book for children.

Donald Saaf creates collages by carefully integrating torn wallpaper, images from magazines and catalogs, and photocopies of everyday objects with his bold gouache paintings. He has illustrated such popular books as Pushkin Minds the Bundle, Flemenpeo, and Animal Music. Trained in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Donald Saaf exhibits his work at the nearby Clark Gallery. He lives with his family in Saxtons River, Vermont.

Praise For…

“A welcome addition for a new generation of readers. ”
— —School Library Journal

“A bold new edition that kids will take to their hearts.”
— ALA Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060296452
ISBN-10: 0060296453
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2002
Pages: 32
Language: English