A post by writer Laura Gehl:
Peep and Egg: Is It an Easter Book?
“OH! Is it an Easter book?” a young mother asked me at a bookstore reading, picking up Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching.
“Oooh,” another mom said. “This would be perfect to put in an Easter basket.”
Then at my book club, a friend referred to Peep and Egg as a great Easter book and immediately clapped her hand over her mouth. “Oops,” she said.
I understood the “Oops.” My family, as my friend knows, does not celebrate Easter. And it is true that I never thought of Peep and Egg as an Easter book. A book about overcoming fears, yes. A book about the importance of siblings, absolutely. A spring book, sure.
But…I LOVE the idea of Peep and Egg as an Easter book! Any holiday that is special to any family is a great excuse to buy a book, or just to read a book together. If Peep and Egg can be part of Easter celebrations for families that celebrate the holiday, can be part of their joy and togetherness on that day, I AM ALL FOR IT!
So, for those who celebrate Easter, YES, IT IS AN EASTER BOOK! Pop a copy in your child or grandchild’s Easter basket, and read it together while munching on chocolate eggs. For those who do not celebrate Easter, I hope Peep and Egg will be there to help you and your child celebrate other important days—and to keep you company on the ordinary days, and to help you through the scary days.
Amazon Link: Here’s the link to Peep and Egg.
I’m happy to celebrate the publication of Peep and Egg by offering a copy to two lucky winners. For a chance to win, please enter a comment by March 10. Thanks!
Laura Gehl is the author of ONE BIG PAIR OF UNDERWEAR, a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, and Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice for 2014; HARE AND TORTOISE RACE ACROSS ISRAEL and AND THEN ANOTHER SHEEP TURNED UP (both PJ library selections for 2015 and 2016); and PEEP AND EGG: I’M NOT HATCHING, an Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2016.
A former science and reading teacher, Laura also writes about science for children and adults. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and four children. Visit Laura online at www.lauragehl.com, where you can also find free printable Peep and Egg activity sheets and instructions for receiving a free autographed Peep and Egg bookplate.
Top Photo: Laura’s biggest fans–her own four kids!
The Book’s Illustrations: Learn more about artist Joyce Wan here.