The Golden Egg by A. J. Wood and illustrated Maggie Kneen was published in 2000 and is perfect for Easter. It is fun to read with it's rhythm and rhyme, and the pictures are incredibly beautiful. This is a lift the flap book, but the pages are very sturdy and the flaps are extensions of the pages, so they should hold up well. The eggs have sparkly foil on them and were made to delight children (and this grandma).
"Little Duck, Little Duck what have you found? Looking here, looking there, searching all around?"
"I've found a lovely shiny egg. I've found an egg, it's true. But this egg isn't gold at all . . . "
'"Oh, no,' says Chick. 'It's blue?"'
The child lifts the flap to find the egg and see the color. The rhyming helps them know what color to guess and little bits of color peek through the cut work on the pages.
This book has been grand kid tested and approved.
Read to a child today even if that child is you.
Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.