Book Review: Easter Reads

CaterpillarBookCoverReview by Katie Saltz

I would recommend “Easter Colors” for infants all the way through beginning readers. The vibrant illustrations are a good way to discuss colors, animals and seasons with your little ones. The “Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Colors”  is a perfect Easter basket treat for even the youngest book-lover. Fans of Eric Carle will enjoy his signature illustrations with a spring theme. This board book is a simple color identification lesson, from yellow chicks to white lambs.


“Sweet Dreams Peter” by Frederick Warne is a lovely lullabye book about a beloved Beatrix Potter character, Peter Rabbit.

Instead of Peter’s usual mischievous adventures, this book features woodland creatures all being tucked in and sent off to Dreamland. The illustrations are soft and calming and the rhymes have the perfect rolling cadence for a bedtime story.

The book is recommended for ages 3 & up, but my 18-month-old enjoyed hearing the book at bedtime. I would extend that recommendation to include toddlers.

Lexington Family Magazine has a copy of each book to give away on our Facebook page.