Granny McFlitter’s Eggcellent Easter | Book Review

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Hold on to your bonnets – can champion knitter Granny McFlitter rescue the Easter Parade in the knit of time? Author Heather Laylock and illustrator Lael Chisholm are back with a fabulously crafty story that buzzes with fun and hot cross buns.

Granny McFlitter is back and will have you in stitches with the very special Easter story, Granny McFlitter’s Eggcellent Easter.

Granny McFlitter's Eggcellent Easter

Granny reached for some needles and wool from her hat.
“Buzz OFF, bees!” she shouted, “We’re NOT having that!”

The town’s annual Easter Parade turns to chaos when a swarm of bees is attracted to the flowers on the Easter Bunny’s float. Can our champion knitter Granny McFlitter rescue it in the knit of time?

With bouncing rhyme and exuberant illustrations from the award-winning creators of Granny McFlitter, this fabulous story celebrates Easter traditions and handicrafts.

Previous Granny McFlitter books by Heather Haylock and Lael Chisholm are Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter, Granny McFlitter: A Country Yarn and Granny McFlitter: The Knit Before Christmas.

Reader review – Lu (Mum) and Indie (3 years)

Granny McFlitter's Eggcellent Easter - review

Granny McFlitter’s Eggcellent Easter is written by Heather Haylock and beautifully illustrated by Lael Chisholm. As soon as we opened the package, Indie was so excited to get stuck in and see what Granny McFlitter gets up to.

Granny McFlitter's Eggcellent EasterThe story is about the town’s annual Easter Parade and all the fun costumes that Granny McFlitter and the townspeople have knitted for the big event, BUT some bizzing and buzzing bothersome bees become attracted to the flowers on the Easter Bunny’s float and start causing chaos at the parade. And it’s Granny McFee to the rescue … she knits a floral bouquet to lure them away to a beehive that she knits for their new home. After returning to the parade, she saves the day by knitting new hats, costumes and bonnets for all the townspeople!

This story is written beautifully and it’s so playful with all the rhyming throughout. Indie thought it was hilarious with all the bees going wild and couldn’t stop giggling when everyone jumped into the lake to get away from them.

This is definitely going to be a favourite in our house – the pictures and storyline are so fun. It’s opened up conversations about Easter, which is a favourite time of year for my chocolate-loving toddler. Indie now wants to make costumes and plan an Easter Bunny Parade – wish me luck! This is sure to open up a whole world of imagination for any child reading this book.

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Have an activity filled Easter

We’re excited to share with you three fun Granny McFlitter activities – simply click on the image and print for some Easter fun at your place! ⬇️

Granny McFlitter’s Eggcellent Easter
Granny McFlitters Happy Easter Colouring
Granny McFlitters Happy Easter Maze

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