Dear Little Bunny,
Back to my story about helping the quail protect their eggs.
Anyway, Great Grand Bunny wondered if there was a way to get the fox off the track. If there might be a way to make the eggs look or smell or taste different. So he started to experiment, first painting them with mud to make them look like rocks. That worked well, but it would rinse off if it started to rain…and they still smelled the same.
When the Quail family returned, he told them what he had tried and all about his idea. They were so excited! They encouraged him to keep thinking of a plan.
As he hopped home, he stopped to nibble on some moss, it was kind of bitter, but he liked it. It stained his paws and mouth. He tried to rinse it off in a puddle and it did not come off easily. Suddenly, he smiled a big green smile. He thought of blue berries, red cabbage, yellow onions, purple flower petals, orange river clay and red peppers…they all could dye the eggs and change the smell, and when mixed together…would taste terrible to a fox!
He rushed back to the quail family to tell them. They loved the idea. They couldn’t wait to get started. The birds gathered each item he suggested and they pecked it, munched on it and made kind of a paste of each color. Great Grand bunny found that his furry paws and even his tail made a perfect paint brush. Once they got the eggs painted, they just had to wait for the fox.
And now you’ll have to wait too.
More about what happened with the fox tomorrow!
An Idea for the Big Bunnies…
Click on the title below for a tutorial how to make these very special naturally dyed “Jesus” Easter Eggs this year!
The creator of the Grandpa Bunny Letters is Cathy Gilmore, a native of St. Louis, MO and a married mother ofthree. The Grandpa Bunny Letters are inspired by Cathy’s love for JRR Tolkien’s wonderful, Letter’s From Father Christmas. Experience with the Montessori-based children’s Bible study program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd gives Cathy a unique approach to writing children’s literature. She is the author of the endearing children’s book Little Lamb Finds Christmas and co-author of the book, Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, in which a new kind of Easter Bunny shows that “Jesus is the JOY of Easter!” Cathy’s passion is to cultivate each reader’s spiritual imagination through stories that touch the heart with the transforming love of Christ.