Easter by Gail Gibbons

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Somebody purchased the book Easter for the children’s ministry at church.  Although it’s an older book (1989) and the characters look a bit stylized, it’s still a nice resource to have around.

This book seeks to explain Easter to children, starting with a quick overview of Jesus’ life and the events surrounding his death and resurrection.  We are also told about the origin or meaning behind some of the other Easter traditions, such as lilies, eggs and the Easter bunny.  The last page explains some terms associated with Easter: Lent, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Easter is short enough to be read to a class of younger children, around Kindergarten-age.  The illustrations are bright and engaging.  For preschoolers and toddlers it would probably be best for you to teach from the pictures and paraphrase the text.

In my opinion, this is a great resource to have in a Sunday School classroom.  It could even be loaned out to parents during the Easter season.

Rating: Thumbs-Up

Age: Preschool +

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