|P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis. Peachtree Publishers, 2015.|
The Easter Bunny was very excited about this one, friends.
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
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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