Saturday, March 24, 2012

What My Child is Reading - Easter

I've already mentioned a number of Easter themed books, this week...

...and the crafts, or snacks we made to go along with them (just click the pictures to see our reviews, or craft instructions).

In addition to the stories above, we also enjoyed Liz Curtis Higgs' The Parable of the Lily again (we read it first a couple of years ago)...

...and C (age 5) lent me hand, literally, in making another bouquet of hand print Easter lilies to go along with the other items on table.

For the most part, we've been trying to stick with Easter stories, leading into the Easter season, that touch on the Biblical story, or at least, as in the case of the Little Critter book, involve church in some way.

But, we made an exception for Wende and Harry Devlin's Cranberry Easter. I've been a big fan of the Devlins since I was a child myself, and we are all very fond of their Cranberry holiday series of books.

We weren't disappointed by this story, either. A community egg hunt serves at the backdrop, with a bunny suited Mr. Wiskers presiding over the festivities, but the story is really about neighbors coming together like family, to care for each others needs. There are glimpses in the background of the illustrations, of a church, and very cross-like, ships' masts, that are pleasant, subtle, reminders of what is at the core of both the story, and Easter, alike.

Like all the books in the series, this one has a cranberry recipe at the back, this time for cranberry cobbler. The children and I were eager to give it a try, but it turns out there's not a cranberry - fresh, frozen, or canned, to be found in our town right now.

Instead, we made up a batch of Resurrection Rolls, to go along with a quick science lesson...

...and another story.

But, you'll have to come back for tomorrow's Science Sunday post to read more about that.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

Linked with What My Child is Reading at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.


Ticia said...

That's funny, I was actually thinking Resurrection Rolls for our science project on Easter sunday!

I need to go upstairs and search out my Easter books, and start reading them like crazy!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

I saw the Berestein Bear book in a Christian bookstore this week. :)

Have not seen the parable of the Lilly book. Will have to look for it!

Phyllis said...

C's lilies are so beautiful! I have made them with the boys, but they don't have the patience for delicate crafts much. Cranberry Easter sounds so interesting! Looking forward to your Resurrection rolls science lesson.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

You read a lot of great books. I have to check some of them, since daughter is under impression that we celebrate the fact that Jesus died and lives in the clouds now. Thank you for joining WMCIR!

MaryAnne said...

What a great collection of Easter books!