Reviewed by Melanie Lott, Staff Writer

My First Story of the First Easter by Deanna Draper Buck, Illustrated by Jerry Harston. Published by Deseret Book.

This Easter book is different from the first one I reviewed. It is much more thorough. It begins the story before the Passover and continues all the way through to Jesus Christ's visit to the Americas. It might not keep the attention as easily as the first book for very young children, but for older children, it is a perfect teaching tool. In board book form, it is convenient to take to church and will last through many children. The very last section is called "Why we celebrate Easter" and I think this is the best part of the whole book, a great way to wrap up everything the children have learned.

There is one subtle detail I caught and really thought was nice. On the cover, instead of it saying "By Deanna Draper Buck", it says "Retold by Deanna Draper Buck."