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Owen is delighted! His Easter basket is full of sweet treats. Jelly beans, gumdrops, buttercream eggs, a big chocolate bunny, and a little marshmallow chick. He happily gobbles each treat one by one and chews with a mouth full of yumminess. Standing tall in his purple plaid pants and baby-blue shirt, Owen proudly proclaims each sweet "my favorite." When Owen reaches for the last Easter treat, he takes a moment to really look at it. The marshmallow chick is the same color as his favorite yellow blanket. Instead of gobbling the sweet confection, Owen happily plays with the chick all day. At bedtime, he places it on his toy shelf and kisses it goodnight, saying, "My favorite."

The renowned Kevin Henkes fills this charming board book with springtime pastels, simple text, and much love. Watching Owen celebrate the splendor of his delicious treats is pure joy. Henkes excels at creating adorable illustrations with no fuss. Owen's sheer delight in his treats will inspire genuine smiles. His sincere affection for the sugary chick is a delightful surprise -- and another sweet stroke of genius from the talented Henkes. (Amy Barkat)

 

About the Author

Kevin Henkes was born in Racine, Wis. in 1960 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. One of four children in his family, Henkes grew up with aspirations of being an artist. As a junior in high school, one of Henkes's teachers awakened his interest in writing. Falling in love with both writing and drawing, Henkes realized that he could do both at the same time as a children's book author and illustrator. At the age of 19, Henkes went to New York City to get his first book, All Alone, published. Since that time, he has written and illustrated dozens of picture books including Chrysanthemum, Protecting Marie, and A Weekend with Wendell. A recurring character in several of Henkes's books is Lily, an outrageous, yet delightful, individualist. Lily finds herself the center of attention in the books Chester's Way, Julius, the Baby of the World, and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse. A Weekend With Wendell was named Children's Choice Book by the Children's Book Council in 1986. He recieved the Elizabeth Burr Award for Words of Stone in 1993.
 
Published February 1, 2003 by Greenwillow. 24 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It's Easter morning and Owen, the endearingly silly mouse, and his yellow blanket are back.

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It’s Easter morning and Owen, the endearingly silly mouse, and his yellow blanket are back.

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