With Easter this weekend, I thought I might review a couple of my reads for the week. One is more Biblical while the other two are just Easter-time stories. Regardless of whether these books celebrate the true importance of Easter, they are all worth a read.
The first book on the list is Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda. This silly read is sure to inspire a load of laughs, especially if read with children. From the impertinent “Easter” cat, who just wants to be as important as his fluffy-tailed nemesis, to the sweet wrap-up at the end of the book, Here Comes the Easter Cat is a read that will be enjoyed by all.
Tasha Tudor’s A Tale for Easter is rather simple as well. This book follows the narrative of the author, who assures the reader that there might well be some very special surprises waiting for them on Easter day. It is a lovely read, filled with illustrations that harken back to the golden era of childhood during the 19th century. The author has done a fantastic job of creating a simple read that should endure for all the right reasons.
The last read is a retelling of the Easter story, adapted from the New Testament by Elizabeth Winthrop and illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak. This is a good one to read through with children on Good Friday or any time during the Easter week. I would definitely recommend taking some time to not only read this book but also to read the original Easter story in the Gospels, encouraging a more in-depth discussion with younger listeners.
These three picture books capture some of the joy and fun that Easter brings, but also reminds us of what Easter is about. Easter is about kindness and love – the greatest of these being Jesus’ death and resurrection so that we may spend the rest of eternity with Him.
Before y’all head off to any Easter celebrations for the week, will you pray with me?
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the gift of Your Son, who gave us the best gift any of us could ever receive. It is truly a blessing to live every day to the fullest so that we may glorify You. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to spend eternity with You.