not easy being an Easter bunny. The closer it gets to Easter, the harder
I have to work,” Jamie said. He put the wheel barrow full of eggs next
to his hole in the ground. “I can't rest until I've filled my tunnel
full of eggs. Jack, the main Easter bunny is coming over soon to pick
yellow canary flew down from the top of the pile of eggs. “Why is it
your job to paint all these eggs? Why can't Jack do it himself?”
“Because it's my job. We all have our jobs and mine is painting the
eggs,” Jamie said.
glad I'm not an Easter bunny. I don't like to paint,” the canary said.
“Where do you get all the colors?”
the purple from crushed violets, the blue from crushed thistles, the
pink from carnations, yellow from dandelions and all the other colors
come from other flowers.”
mean you have to do all that and then paint them. Do you use a
paintbrush?” The canary flew up to a branch.
use a paintbrush. Why do you ask so many questions?” The bunny started
pouring the eggs into his tunnel, filling it up to the top.
don't believe in the Easter bunny. I've never had an Easter basket full
of chocolate eggs, or painted ones either. I think Easter is a bunch of
ho hum.” The canary flew away.
hopped by to pick up all of Jamie's colored eggs. “Thanks, Jamie. I know
it's hard work. At least now your part of it is over. I have to deliver
them all. Sigh. Oh, by the way, here is your basket. I put in several
chocolate eggs, a chocolate bunny and some marshmallow chicks. Happy
Easter!” Jack hopped away after filling his Easter bag with the eggs.
climbed down into his hole with his basket of treats. He was glad to
have all the eggs gone. The chocolate eggs were wrapped in bright pink,
blue or yellow foil. He unwrapped one and was about to pop it in his
mouth when he thought of the canary. “He's never had an Easter basket.”
ate one chocolate egg, since he'd already peeled the foil wrapper off
and then he climbed back out of the hole. He carried the basket over to
the canary's bird nest and left it down at the bottom of the tree with a
canary flew off to find a worm and when he got back he saw the basket.
He read the note. “Happy Easter, from your friend, Jamie.”
ran down the canary's face. He carried the basket up to his nest. “I
finally got my very own basket. Thanks Jamie.” The chocolate disappeared
quickly. “That was delicious.”
night the canary gathered all the berries she could find and put them in
the empty basket. She flew over to Farmer Bill's garden and pulled out
three of the biggest carrots she could find and put them in the basket.
She wrote a note and put it outside of Jamie's tunnel.
up and saw the basket full of berries and carrots. “It's from the
canary. Nice things do happen when you do nice things for others,” and
he nibbled on a carrot.