Easter Morning, Easter Sun cover

By Rosanna Battigelli & Tara Anderson

Easter Morning, Easter Sun

A family of cats’ spirited celebration of Easter traditions from the creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

Easter morning, Easter sun,
Easter breakfast, Easter bun.

What would Easter be without family traditions like hot cross buns for breakfast, a gleeful egg hunt, and a special dinner with loved ones? In infectious rhyme, a family of cats celebrates the holiday with feline fun. The festive bonnets are out, the meadow is alive with spring, and even a tumble and an emptied basket can’t dampen the joy this family of charming cats share.

From the creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round, this buoyant picture book is perfect for read-alouds and lap sharing. An egg-decorating activity on the endpapers will add extra fun for little hands. With Rosanna Battigelli’s bouncing rhyme and Tara Anderson’s cozy art, Easter Morning, Easter Sun is sure to become a tradition of its very own.

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Ages 1-3
ISBN: 978-1-77278-177-9
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardback with picture book & reinforced binding & cloth
Trim Size: 9.00 x 9.00 inches / 22.86 x 22.86cm
Pages: 24

Publication date: March 16, 2021

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Carton Quantity: 38

Board book

Ages 1-3
ISBN: 978-1-77278-233-2
List Price: $13.95 CAD / $10.95 USD
Board book
Trim Size: 7.00 x 7.00 inches / 17.78 x 17.78cm
Pages: 24

Publication date: March 1, 2022

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

Carton Quantity: 44

About this book


Praise for Easter Morning, Easter Sun

“The lovely illustrations awash in sweet pastels are reminiscent of dyed eggs….Purchase for large collections and include in Easter or spring holidays programming/displays.”—School Library Journal

“Anderson tucks careful, child-friendly details into the simple compositions…This Easter story focuses on things like springtime renewal as opposed to delving into the religious background of the holiday….A simple, secular Easter story best suited for younger readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round reunite for this easy-to-read secular celebration of Easter…A mellow color palette and expressive characters mark Anderson’s approachable art…”—Publishers Weekly

“All the wonderful things about springtime are included in this story…This book is perfect for children between the ages of three and five, especially if their family is preparing for the Easter celebration.”—Youth Services Book Review

This board book has a great rhythm with the simple phrases and rhymes. Repetitive words will work well for the youngest of readers. The images tell the story of a family enjoying their Easter together. The colors are soft and work well for a book about spring.”—YA Books Central

“For those who celebrate Easter, Rosanna Battigelli and Tara Anderson will give life to your celebrations of hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts and family feasts. For those who don’t, Easter Morning, Easter Sun shares springtime festivities that herald a new season of colours, freshness and connection of family and friends.”—CanLit for LittleCanadians

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