The First Easter
Every holiday no matter what it is or who celebrates it has something special and magical connected to it. The First Easter is a delightful story of how the tradition of Easter eggs might have begun. During a time where there were two classes of people, the poor and the rich, the animals—who can talk, but not in front of humans—that live among them take note of their owners’ lives. Seeing that all other holidays have special meaning to people, giving them something to look forward to, the animals decide they want to come up with a way to make another time of year something special and magical. They ultimately settle on Easter as the holiday of choice. Hiding in the woods holding secret meetings they planned how to make the holiday special, which animals will hold which jobs and how they will pull it all off in the end. The result is a story about teamwork, brainstorming and kind-heartedness that will delight readers while making them wonder if this is truly how Easter eggs came began.
Author Susan Casimire-Henry, crafted a story that aims to both teach about traditions as well as open the mind to the possibilities of how and why things are the way they are. This book makes not only for a good bedtime story, but can also be used as a teaching tool in the classroom. A true fantasy novel, with talking animals who work together to plan and execute a common goal to help the humans around them, The First Easter can be used as a way to teach students how to brainstorm and work together for a common goal. It can also be used in creative writing lessons having students look at different sections of the story and see how they may have done things differently. The First Easter is a fun story that is both entertaining and functional.