Item description for The Best Thing about Easter by Christine Harder Tangvald & C. A. Nobens...
Overview "What Is Easter Really About?" ages 3-7
Describes elements of a typical Easter celebration, including colored eggs, candy, and baby animals, and explains why we celebrate the holiday.
Eggs, candy and getting dressed up on a special holiday are parts of Easter, but the best thing is Jesus!
Follow the young narrator as she learns that although Easter is fun with eggs, candy, and dressing up in a special new dress, the real reason we celebrate Easter is the resurrection of Jesus.
From Publishers Weekly Beyond the round-up of secular-themed Easter books noted in the Dec. 23
Children's Forecasts, two new paper-over-board picture books focus on the
meaning of Easter. The girl who narrates The Best Thing About Easter by
Christine Harder Tangvald, illus. by C.A. Nobens, concedes that she loves
Easter eggs, candy, bunnies, ducks, chicks and so forth, but points out that
the "best thing about Easter" is Jesus: "I'm glad Jesus loves me! I'm really,
really glad, aren't you?" Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Studio: Standard Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Standard Publishing Company
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0784712859 ISBN13 9780784712856
Availability 0 units.
More About Christine Harder Tangvald & C. A. Nobens
Christine Tangvald is the author of more than eighty-five books for children and has over 2.5 million books in print, including Playtime Devotions (Standard Publishing). She has worked with kids for over twenty years and holds a B.S. in elementary education from Washington State University. Christine and her husband, Roald, have three children and eight grandchildren and live in Washington.
Christine Harder Tangvald currently resides in the state of Washington. Christine Harder Tangvald was born in 1941.
Christine Harder Tangvald has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Best Thing About Easter?
I love reading this book to my kids! Mar 7, 2003
This book helps recount my favorite things about Easter growing up, but concludes with what I have come to realize is truly the BEST thing about Easter. Each page of the story builds in excitement as it describes the FUN things we should like about Easter (dyeing and hunting for eggs, candy, animals, springtime, dressing up, and going to church on Easter Sunday) but, repeatedly indicates that these things aren't the BEST thing about Easter. "The very BEST THING about Easter is... Jesus... God's own Son!" The story of God's planned death and resurrection of Jesus are described simply and summarized nicely: Because Jesus loves us. I highly recommend this book for teaching the "true meaning" of Easter to children, whether it be your own family, or a group of children at church, Bible classes or an Easter egg hunt. The pictures are sweet, and the way handwritten words are interspersed throughout the story help build the excitement and fun. It is written from the perspective of a little girl telling the story.
Couldn't be better! Mar 23, 2000
What a terrific story! This book truly encompasses all the "fun" Easter traditions of egg hunts and baskets of chocolatey treats, etc., while finishing with an enthusiastic and upbeat description of the true meaning of the season - Jesus and His love for us! It would have been *perfect* if the darling illustrations had included a boy more prominently...even so, my 2 boys loved it!
This book is a blessing! Mar 13, 1999
I was introduced to this book last week and I am very glad I was. It is a wonderful book that is all about Easter. Easter eggs, Easter candy, Easter animals, Easter clothes, Easter Sunday at church,Easter everything. It says that all these things are fun and OK, But the best thing about Easter is JESUS. We have Easter because of Jesus. Jesus died for our sins, But He did not stay dead. He rose on the first Easter. He did this because He loves you and me. What a wonderful message for kids (and adults). This would be a great book to read anytime of the year. Not just at Easter.