Simon Of Cyrene & Legend Of Easter Egg
A religious Easter book for children ages 4 to 7 that roots cultural practices in faith and introduces Simon of Cyrene.
Legend tells us that Simon of Cyrene, the man who helped Jesus carry his cross up to Calvary, was an egg merchant. Passing by on his way to market, Simon is stopped by Roman soldiers and ordered to help Jesus carry his cross to Calvary. Three days later, Simon rejoices when he sees that not only has Jesus risen from the dead but his eggs have been transformed into a colorful new gift from Jesus-the first Easter eggs! For children ages 4 to 7.
-Stuart Dunn, Stuart's Study blog
Simon of Cyrene and the Legend of the Easter Egg by Terri DeGezelle is a clever retelling of an old German legend.
- Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS, CatholicMom.com Blogger
Told with a lively narrative and brightly colored, satisfying illustrations, this is a good story to choose for read-alouds, opening up an opportunity to discuss the many aspects of the Easter story.
-Bookology Children's Literature Magazine