On an Aussie Easter Egg Hunt with Little Bilby and Yvonne Mes

On an Aussie Easter Egg Hunt with Little Bilby and author Yvonne Mes – #readilearn

Today, it is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Yvonne Mes and her delightful new picture book Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt.

About Yvonne Mes

Yvonne Mes is a children’s author and illustrator from Brisbane. Her latest picture book is Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt. Other picture books by Yvonne are Oliver’s Grumbles (Yellow Brick Books) and Meet Sidney Nolan (Penguin Random House).

Yvonne coordinates Brisbane based writers’ group, Write Links, reviews children’s book for KBR (Kids’ Book Review) and runs No Nonsense Critiques. She buys more books than she can read, comes up with more ideas than she can write or illustrate and has more children than she can manage. But she does try very hard, and best of all, she is NEVER bored.

About Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt

Near bush and scrub and oceanfront, they tiptoe on their Easter hunt . . .

A group of baby bilbies are on an Easter egg hunt. They find all kinds of eggs – a kookaburra’s egg, a turtle’s egg, a cassowary’s egg – before the little bilbies finally find what they’ve been looking for: Easter eggs to share with all their friends.

This colourfully illustrated picture book showcases the diversity of Australia’s egg-laying animals. Each spread reveals an egg in its natural environment and asks the question ‘Whose egg could this be?’. After turning the page, the egg is matched with the animal it belongs to.

Why I like this book

Little Bilby’s Aussie Easter Egg Hunt, gorgeously illustrated by Jody Pratt, is a fun story that is sure to delight young children as they go on an Easter egg hunt with Little Bilby, finding eggs that belong to others before they find the eggs that they can share.

If they are not already drawn in by the sparkles on the front cover, children will love the rhythm and rhyme and join in with the repetitive text as they seek and find eggs belonging to Aussie egg-laying animals, kookaburra, turtle and cassowary.

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22 thoughts on “On an Aussie Easter Egg Hunt with Little Bilby and author Yvonne Mes – #readilearn

    1. Norah Post author

      That’s a good question, Patricia. I thought it would be available worldwide but I could only find Australian links when I googled it. Maybe that’s because I’m in Australia though. You may find it if you search for it. Good luck!

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    1. Norah Post author

      It is beautiful, Beth. You and your kids would love it. The bilbies are gorgeous. They are still popular here in Australia but, although there are many bilby stories, they never replaced the chocolate bunnies. My daughter wasn’t ever keen on the bilbies replacing the bunnies at Easter because she was a big fan of cute little bunnies. I was happy to give the bunnies up for environmental reasons. I wonder if she has now too. I must ask her. 🙂

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  1. calmkate

    Nice review Norah 🙂

    I thought I saw a bilby in the front yard, bigger ears and smaller body than a rabbit … then I thought it was a rabbit but found a hole that looks like bilby mischief … but no eggs yet 🙂

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