One Spring Lamb

Gifts of Easter

In a decision that somehow manages to seem both arbitrary and precise, the Council of Nicaea met in 325 A.D. and determined that Easter would be celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after the first day of spring.  Easter and spring are also holding hands in Anne Vittur Kennedy’s festive board book, One Spring Lamb.

From sparkly cover to peaceful conclusion, children will enjoy the rollicking rhymes and vivid illustrations.  Parents will appreciate the fact that this celebration of the resurrection is also a counting book in which two lilies dance in the breeze, and three little girls and four little boys are all dressed up for Easter Sunday.  The fun goes on all the way up to the challenge of finding and counting ten stuffed bunnies in a child’s cozy bedroom, and the stated conclusion that the best Easter gift of all is the joy of knowing that “Jesus lives and loves me so.”

By the way, that adorable spring lamb shows up somewhere in every scene!  My grandson and I enjoy a lively game of “Where’s the Lamb?  There he is!” when we read it together.  Who will be the first to spot the each time at your house?


This book was provided by Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, in exchange for my review.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Michele Morin

Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for nearly 30 years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, two grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

14 thoughts on “Gifts of Easter”

  1. This year, the date of Easter really bothered me. I always thought our celebration of Easter moved around because it is so inextricably linked to Passover, so I’m finding myself quite disillusioned to have learned the truth this year when trying to figure out why in the world Passover is a month after Easter! Passover is a bigger deal for our family with a huge celebration of Christ’s resurrection as its culmination, so in the end, we decided to give a passing nod to Easter this year and wait for our bigger celebration of the resurrection until Passover next month.

    Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week on! Always great to have you!

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