Review: Easter Is Coming! by Tama Fortner

Easter Is Coming! by Tama Fortner and illustrated by Wazza Pink
Stephanie's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

Easter is Coming! is a children's board book newly released in time for Easter! This book makes no references to bunnies and eggs and Spring dresses. It is a chronological look at the Biblical events leading up the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - the real Easter message! The author has done an excellent job using age-appropriate language and encapsulating an entire story into three to four sentences that clearly show the connection to Easter. Every story section ends with the phrase, "Easter is coming!" My young nonreaders enjoyed joining in on that last phrase at the end of each story. This was an enjoyable retelling of the joy and promise that is Easter!

Blurb copy, courtesy of the publisher, B&H:
Mommy and her little ones are settling in for story time, and this time it’s the biblical story of Easter that she’s telling. As the youngsters hear God’s tale unfold with its sometimes somber notes about sin and death, they are softly and continually reminded, “But Easter is coming!” By the end of the book, the anticipation has built and the children can celebrate the ending and the glory of Easter Sunday.
In a time when children’s Easter excitement often focuses on only egg hunts and candy, this book offers a different—and true—reason for joy and expectancy. It's designed to be read and reread on the days leading up to Easter, telling the greatest story and building a sense of anticipation and celebration in little hearts.

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This sturdy board book has delightful spring colors and interesting pictures. I would recommend it for children aged 2 - 7.

On a personal note, the artist has depicted Jesus and a few disciples with long hair which is not my personal preference. It doesn't detract from the story, but it was a source of irritation for me.

This book is a great way to bring the message of Easter back to a beautiful holiday.

NOTE: The back cover states that there is bonus content for this book at bhkids.com, but we could not find anything for this title.






Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and third...is reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.



Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a free copy of this book for promotional purposes. This post contains affiliate links.

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