Since ancient times people have asked the egg - hard, such as rocks, but opening to reveal something alive in all its wonders.
Artist-designer Roger Priddy makes good use of this phenomenon of nature in his new toy-and-mobile-book, Easter Surprise. (Press of St. Martin, 2011). Original decision-making on Council zipper and flap book for the young book lovers, illustrations of Priddy actually slide open and closed because it takes a happy day watch which can reveal the Easter egg. Inside its color bright Easter egg is its secret, a duckling darling looking right at the Viewer as to say: "Well, that expect you?"
Pull similar slide-and-find pages apart to reveal an Easter Bunny in a basket, a Lamb of spring behind one door Garden, fluffy chicks in their coop and a deer wood fawn in the thicket. But the best image for the small "reader" discover is seen as the last pages open to reveal a mirror with the image of the baby, with hindsight.
YOU ARE HERE, TOO!
Easter Surprise of Priddy. uses the element of surprise to the attention of young people by introducing baby animals and the idea of being soon familiar rabbit for Easter and the basket.An engaging and intelligent man the first book of Easter for the very young.