P. Zonka Lays an Egg *and* some Easter photos

P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis. Peachtree Publishers, 2015.

The Easter Bunny was very excited about this one, friends. She  He knew there were some little girls who would be quite taken with the art. And fancy Ukrainian Easter eggs? Well, there's a worthy bonus!

P. Zonka (as in pysanka, a Ukrainian Easter egg) doesn't lay eggs. The other chickens on the farm lay eggs. Well, Gloria doesn't, but that's because Gloria turned out to be a rooster. (That page cracks me up.) The other hens are annoyed with her, and urge her to get to work. When she finally lays her first egg, however, it's truly spectacular.

The story may be slight, but it's told with humor. Honestly, it's Paschkis's illustrations that make this one worth owning. I look forward to reading it alongside The Egg Tree come future Easters.

Here are P. Zonka and The Bunny's Nutshell Library in their place of honor between the Easter baskets, Sunday morning.

Big Sis also got this book and Little Sis got a new Lottie doll outfit. Other than that, the Easter Bunny went a little candy crazy. Not her his preference, but she he was supposed to go shopping on Friday...

As you can see, our annual Easter egg tree went up as planned. Since the girls were out of school on Friday (Good Friday) because of storms, we hollowed out our eggs and dyed that day.

I had a play rehearsal that night, so the girls finished the tree with my grandmother's help. Little Sis used a Sharpie to turn several eggs into Adventure Time characters (with the exception of Flame Princess, made by Big Sis).

We had a little family egg hunt in my sister's backyard on Saturday, then dyed hardboiled eggs at home that night. Sunday morning, the girls participated in the hunt at our Episcopal church. Poor Mr. B had worked the night before, and is still recovering from illness. He managed to sleep through the morning's festivities, then had to go back to work that afternoon. Considering he handled all of Easter himself last year, we didn't complain. We sent him to work with a few egg salad sandwiches, made from the hardboiled eggs we dyed.

Hope everyone is having a lovely spring!

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  1. your girls look like little rainbows! ok I just ordered that Nightbird book - that looks AMAZING!!!! I wish I had thought to blow out our eggs! I would have loved to keep them in a little bowl on our table. LOVE your Easter treats, I think the Easter bunny did a lovely job. :)

    1. I'm excited to read Nightbird, too. Really, I bought it for myself, but decided I needed to be responsible, and gift it to the kid. I can always borrow it. ;)

      I ate all their jelly beans. I hang my head in shame.

  2. Marvelous eggs! And dresses. And book. And Elsa braid. We'll color our eggs tomorrow- our Easter's this Sunday (I never figured out why there's two different dates -or how the date is fixed each year anyway). We just got an internet connection in our new home -I'll go back-back-back now and catch up on what I've missed of your posts! What a treat :)

    1. Thank you so much. Big Sis did their braids! I picked out the dresses, but my dad bought them as gifts. Yay! I know my Orthodox friends celebrate this coming weekend. Last year, they coincided. I've wondered where you've been! Welcome back to the 'net!!!


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