Monday, March 28, 2011

Book Review & A Giveaway- HOP Movie Tie-In Books

Recently I've had the chance to review these fun movie tie in Easter books. This collection of books have a little bit of something for all ages, from toddlers to beginning to readers, parents and kids will enjoy reading all about HOP. I'm thinking the Easter Bunny may need to decorate a few Easter baskets at my house with these books.

I've taken a moment to review each book, and I've also included the information about each book from the publisher.

HOP, The Chapter Book- Is a great story for elementary school readers. This 12 chapter book is perfect for kids who have advanced from the beginning readers book, as they get to meet HOP and read a book version of the movie.

Chicks versus Bunnies- This fun story book finds the Easter Bunny and the other bunnies in trouble when Carols wants to take over and be crowned the Easter Chick. The only person who can stop him is HOP, but he's no where to be found. Will HOP get there in time? You'll have to pick up this story to find out....

Meet The Easter Bunny- This is one of our favorites, as my kids loved meeting the Easter, his son HOP and finding out where his secret layer is at. It's a fun look inside the secret live of the Easter Bunny.

Hoppy Bunnies- This is a fantastic book for toddlers and one my little girl loves. Not only does the book come with three cute finger puppets, but it's written to the flow of "Twas the Night Before Christmas", making it an enjoyable, engaging read for little ones.

Counting Chicks- Is a fun, interactive board book for little ones, as they help Carols and Phil count up the items that need to go into the Easter basket.

This is a great collection of books, and I would recommend picking each one of them up. Here's a little bit about each book-

HOP: The Chapter Book
$4.99 ($5.99 CAN) • 64 Pages
Who will fill the Easter Bunny’s shoes? E.B. Jr.’s got big plans to be a big music star, and Fred, who never had plans to be anything, finds himself with more responsibility than he is used to in this chapter book.

HOP: Chicks vs. Bunnies
Board book
$4.99 ($5.99 CAN) • 24 Pages
The Easter Bunny gets all the glory, but what about all the chicks who do all the work making Easter baskets? This is a bright, colorful and humorous look at Easter’s cute and rivaling icons includes punch-out Easter egg stands featuring characters from the movie!

HOP: Meet the Easter Bunny
$3.99 ($4.99 CAN) • 32 Pages
Easter Island is home to the Easter Bunny’s magical workshop—where do you think Santa got all his good ideas? Chocolate bunny carving, jellybean polishing, and adorable chicks and bunnies are just a few of the fantastic sights to see on this lively tour of Easter in the making.

HOP: Hoppy Bunnies
Board Book with Finger Puppets
$7.99 ($8.99 CAN) • 12 Pages
This adorable and interactive Easter board book features hoppy bunny finger-puppets for read aloud Easter fun.

HOP: Counting Chicks
Board Book
$4.99 ($5.99 CAN) • 12 Pages
Easter chicks Carlos and Phil teach numbers as they put together an Easter basket just for you!


Now that you've read the books, be sure to go see the movie which will be in theaters on April 1st! My kids are so excited to go see this. Based on the trailer (which is posted below), I think this is going to be a great family movie. I've included the information about the movie here-

Blending state of the art animation with live action, Hop is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer. He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car. Feigning injury, E.B. manipulates Fred into providing him shelter, and Fred finds himself with the world’s worst houseguest.

The film is helmed by Tim Hill, director of the blockbuster Alvin and the Chipmunks and produced by Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me). In theaters April 1.

Be sure to visit these sites to learn more about the movie-

Thank you to Little Brown Kids and Big Hancho Media, we have a fantastic giveaway! 1 lucky winner will receive each of the books pictured above!!
  • HOP: Hoppy Bunnies
  • HOP: The Chapter Book
  • HOP: Meet the Easter Bunny
  • HOP: Counting Chicks
  • HOP: Chicks versus Bunnies
To enter, please fill out this form.

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