Chester's Colorful Easter Eggs (Hardcover)

By Theresa Smythe, Theresa Smythe (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805093261, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2013



Chester the Easter Bunny decorates six Easter eggs.  He chooses the colors of the rainbow: red, green, yellow, orange, purple, and blue.  He then hides them for all his friends to find.  On Easter, his friends discover his beautiful eggs and they all celebrate the special day together. 

This cheerful book reinforces color identification and counting, and celebrates the Easter holiday.

About the Author

Theresa Smythe is the author and illustrator of Snowbear's Christmas Countdown and the illustrator of The Runaway Valentine. Formerly a television and feature-film animator, Ms. Smythe lives in Los Angeles, California.

Praise For Chester's Colorful Easter Eggs

"All the patterning and the detailed indoor and outdoor scenes allow Smythe’s cut-paper artwork to shine; Chester is 'tickled pink' when a rainbow highlights his eggs after they are found, and readers should feel much the same. "-- Publishers Weekly "Each spread presents a room or vignette with richly textured objects, expressive characters, and bright colors. Recommended for libraries seeking simple Easter books." -- School Library Journal 

"A sweet treat for an Easter basket or for sharing before decorating Easter eggs." -- Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Snowbear’s Christmas Countdown:


“The simple text and appealing cut-paper collage illustrations provide a complete iconography for a warm-and-fuzzy celebration for this winning character and his animal friends.” —School Library Journal


“Smythe creates vivid, detailed scenes . . . that capture both the joyful, energetic bustle and the deep coziness of the season. . . . Just right for reading aloud. Merry and bright holiday fare that young children may want to return to throughout the year.” —Booklist