The Easter Egg Artists
Adrienne Adams ~ Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976
Taking Good Friday off to be with my family. So, I'll leave you with this.... Since I can't write about my all time favorite, yet again (The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes... which if you do not own you should go out and buy it this very minute), Ms. Adams illustrated a handful of Easter-themed titles featuring adorable rabbits including The Easter Bunny That Overslept (written by Priscilla and Otto Friedrich) and this one that she penned herself...
There are Abbotts and there are Abbotts. These Abbots are rabbits. The rabbit Abbotts make designs on Easter eggs.
Their son wants to be an artist too, but youth keeps him distracted... slowly he comes around, learning the discipline and excitement of his craft, until he is not only painting eggs (better than his folks, I might add) but cars and bridges and houses and airplanes and flag poles, too. Wonderful story about growing up and learning, with lovely illustrations painted in shades of the season.
Happy spring everyone!Also by:
The Day We Saw the Sun Come Up
Mr. Biddle and the Birds
A Woggle of Witches
The Wounded Duck
Ponies of Mykillengi