An Eggstraordinary Book
By John Grogan, Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Harper, $9.99, 32 pages
Easter has arrived and the town is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt. Everyone is very excited for the search to begin, especially Marley the puppy. The mayor announces that there is one special egg that will be very difficult to find. Marley’s family must run to keep up with the eager, energetic pup as he zooms around town trying to find the most eggstravagant egg. From New York Times best selling author John Grogan (who brought fans the international phenomenon Marley & Me) comes Marley and the Great Easter Egg Hunt.
Look! Marley has found a pink egg … but a little girl grabs it before Marley can pick it up. The next four eggs he spots also get grabbed first by kids. So Marley decides to venture into town and search inside the grocery, the bakery and the party store. What mischief will he cause? Will he make it back to the egg hunt before someone else finds the mayor’s special, glorious egg?
Young readers will enjoy studying the colorful, detailed illustrations created by Lydia Halverson. Main Street is filled with happy families, Marley’s ears flap in the wind as he runs through town and colorful eggs fill the pages. This eggstraordinary book is a fun way to celebrate Easter and one adorably feisty puppy.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Franklin