The magic of a good children's book, is that anything can happen. The writer/illustrator may come up with anything they desire. I feel that the end of the story was probably dreamed up first, and then the author went back and filled in his story to fit his illustrations.
Kurt Wiese (1887-1974), wrote/illustrated over twenty children's books and illustrated another three hundred some for other authors. He was born in Germany and eventually ended up in the USA.
This book cover was really dirty and as I scrubbed on it, most of the color came off, it is now a dull yellow. This is a library book and had been treated poorly and bore all of the marks, and stamps of the library. Eventually 'Discard' had been stamped all over it and it was taken out of circulation. This book was published in 1952, this book was the fourth printing. The book is not good enough for resale, but I am very happy to have it in my collection.
For other bloggers out there, you may have noticed that Picasa now links directly to GooglePlus, supposedly there is no limit on photo storage (if you use GooglePlus). I had been downsizing my images, but now Google actually wants the photos to be larger. If you click on the pictures, you will see them in a much larger size.
The delightful story is of Mrs. Rabbit sending out her youngsters to find some eggs to color. Apparently it is the job of rabbits to color and hide eggs in local people's gardens for Easter.
Off her children went in search of eggs.
Mrs. Hen was disappointed that her eggs would not hatch despite her sitting on them for weeks.
The rabbit children hauled all the eggs back to Mrs. Rabbit who started the preparations for dying the eggs. They all where painting and coloring the eggs when they started hearing these crackling noises.
Then look what happened!! The eggs popped open and these rainbow colored chicks hopped out!
It had a happy ending for Mrs. Hen, her chicks all returned in brightly colored feathers. Sadly no Easter eggs that year.
Just these darling little chicks!
Have an Egg-ceptional day!