Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 5, 2023

Book Giveaway: PETER COTTONTAIL’S HOPPY EASTER by Jennifer Sattler

Jen Sattler has written and illustrated a new board book, PETER COTTONTAIL’S HOPPY EASTER, published by Sleeping Bear Press. They have agreed to send a copy to the one lucky winner in the US.

All you have to do to get in the running is leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know other things you do to share the good news, so I can put the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter or reblogging really helps spread the word for a new book. So, thanks for helping Jen.

If you have signed up to follow my blog and it is delivered to you everyday, please let me know when you leave a comment and I will give you an extra ticket. Thanks!


Everyone is looking forward to the sweet treats Peter Cottontail will deliver for Easter. But Peter is a little clumsy. Can he deliver the goodies without making a mess? A humorous twist to the classic children’s song. Back matter includes a fun counting activity. From the award-winning artist of Dirty Birdies and Oink-Oink! Moo! Cock-a-Doodle-Doo!


Unlike with picture books that I have written and illustrated, this book idea came from my editor,Barb McNally ,at Sleeping Bear Press. She told me she had an idea for an Easter book, and would I be interested in; “Making it funny?”

Because this idea was for a board book, it was mainly picture driven, not much text,

just the words from the song Here comes Peter Cottontail. With very little to go on I started doing some sketches for Peter. Once I knew what he looked like, what his personality might be, was he clumsy? Good intentions but not exactly great at his job? I started to get a clearer picture of how this little book might unfold.

From there I did several sketches of what was basically a mini cartoon in my head. This Easter Bunny was going to deliver all the things he needed to deliver, but it wasn’t going to go very smoothly!

And, like all of my books for Sleeping Bear, if it makes Barb laugh, then I know I’m on to something. She has a great sense of humor.

So, although I didn’t write this book, it was fun to come up with visuals, almost like a silent movie. It’s always fun to work with Barb McNally.


Jennifer Sattler is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Sylvie and Uh Oh, Do Do!, the Chick ‘N’ Pug and Pig Kahuna series, and Rock And Vole. She grew up outside of Philadelphia and then went on to study painting and drawing at the University of New Hampshire, followed by the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington. In 1996, she won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her books have won The Mockingbird Award for Picture Books and The Georgia Children’s Book Award. Jennifer lives in upstate New York.

Jennifer Sattler didn’t always want to be an author and illustrator. When she was in third grade her teacher, Teacher Marty, mentioned that she was 40 and had never had a cavity. Jennifer thought that Teacher Marty was “ the bees knees” so she decided that she would be a dentist when she grew up and vowed never to have a cavity.

Jennifer went on to become an artist. She pretended to be a grown up for several years, teaching college students how to paint and draw. But when her kids were born, her inner goofball could be contained no longer!  Her passion was making kids laugh and making picture books.

She’s not a dentist. But… still no cavities!

Jen, thank you for sharing your book and journey with us. I love all your books. They are always so much fun. And I love the livid colors always use for your illustrations. This one is another winner. Young children will love hopping through this book with the Easter Bunny and singing the Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail song. It is sure to get them excited to see what the Easter Bunny is going to bring them. Good luck with the book! Keep them coming!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Oh goodness sakes, Peter! Be careful with those eggs. They’re much too beautiful to leave all over the sidewalk. 😍


  2. Sounds like such a fun story! Peter is my all time favorite and the song I hum all the time! I love how you visualize him clumsy and took the funny approach to this! Wish you much success with this! Sharing on FB and Twitter!


  3. This looks like such fun! I love that the editor asked for the illustrator to make it funny!


  4. My kids would love this! Looks adorable.

    I’m on the email list.


  5. This looks hilarious and the artwork is so cute. I’m an email subscriber and shared on Pinterest, tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook. I can’t wait to read this book.


  6. So cute! I especially love the snail illustration. (Kathy, I subscribe to your blog.)


  7. Hoppy to hear about this book! Thanks for sharing. LM


  8. Everything about this book is adorable! I can’t wait to read it. I posted on Twitter and get your blog daily, Kathy. Congratulations, Jenn!


  9. Peter is just so cute! Thanks for the post. I subscribe to your blog by email.


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