Ten Easter Eggs (April 2017’s Pick PLUS a Giveaway!)


Vijaya cover 

Author: Vijaya Bodach        

Illustrator: Laura Logan     

Publisher: Cartwheel (Scholastic)  

ISBN: 0545747309 

 Release Date: Jan. 2015 (Hey, TEE is a toddler!)

All about it:

I couldn’t say it any better than the Scholastic website:

In this sweet story, clever die-cuts, touchable plastic pieces, and fuzzy flocking all come together in a rhyming adventure all about Easter traditions. Follow and count along as ten quiet Easter eggs become ten colorful chicks ready to celebrate the holiday! A fun, engaging novelty story just right for the littlest of readers.  

Opening lines:

Ten eggs.         

All is quiet. Not a peep.

Nine eggs.       

One chick hatches. “Cheep, cheep, cheep.”

Favorite page spread:

Vijaya interior spread

What will kids (and adults) take away after they’ve read it:      

Children enjoy counting up the chicks as they hatch one by one and counting down the eggs as they disappear one by one. The textured eggs and chicks are fun to touch and Laura has added many details to hold the kids’ interest. I hope the children will learn combinations of 10 well before they enter school. Parents will appreciate the educational aspect, the short and simple rhymes.

About the author:


Vijaya is a former scientist, who left the fascinating world of microbes and molecules for the most challenging job in the world – motherhood. The children drew Vijaya into their world and rekindled her love of children’s literature.  TEN EASTER EGGS is her first trade book. She has published over 60 books for the school/library market as well over 60 articles, stories, and poems in leading children’s magazines. She lives in beautiful Charleston, SC with her husband, two teenagers, an old dog and two kittens. To learn more, visit her blog at http://www.vijayabodach.blogspot.com