What a lovely surprise for the Easter Bunny - someone has given him an egg, and it's a very large one. He can't wait to paint it. But his pleasure is curtailed when a strange bird hatches from the egg, and thinks the Easter Bunny is its mother. Cuckoo and Magpie had planned to give their friend a special Easter treat, but now they must help him deal with the tricky consequences of their misguided generosity. This is a simple, happy story which has a bit of everything - friendship, misunderstandings, confusion, quick thinking and a happy ending. It is a cheerful picture book with bright, playful, richly detailed illustrations.
Udo Weigelt lives in Hamburg, where he was recently a mature student at the University. Rolf Siegenthaler was born in Bern, Switzerland, where he now lives with his wife and two children. He has a diploma in advertising design, and has worked as an art director in several large advertising agencies. His first picture book for North-South was Never Fear, Snake My Dear.