Mother Cottontail must leave home for one night to deliver Easter eggs, but her twenty-one little boy and girl bunnies are up to the challenge! Two by two, they cook, clean, and care for each other, and when Mother Cottontail returns with a big basket of Easter eggs for them, she is pleased—but not surprised—that all was well while she was away.
Du Bose Heyward and Marjorie Flack’sThe Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, a classic story of determination and love, has been an Easter favorite since 1939. This egg-shaped board book is an opportunity to introduce the youngest children to a gorgeous vignette from this popular holiday story.
Du Bose Heyward(1885–1940) was the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed novelPorgy, which was the basis for Gershwin’sPorgy and Bess.
Marjorie Flack (1897–1958) was an author and illustrator of many children’s books, includingThe Story About Ping andThe Boats on the River, which received a Caldecott Honor in 1947.