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The Hare on The Stare: An Easter Tale

The Hare on the Stare: An Easter Tale” is one of S.P. Getty’s proudest accomplishments. Getty uses his whimsical words to carry the imaginations of readers and listeners through an incredible adventure where Getty reveals there is more to the Easter story than what people may truly know or believe.  We know from centuries-old tradition that, on Easter eve, the Easter Bunny visits homes to reward well-behaved children with special gifts, such as colored eggs, candy, and toys.  

In the “Easter Tale”, Getty expands on Easter Bunny folklore with an inspiring tale that explains how those lovable little Pixie Hares find the Passion and the will to travel both near and far to visit happy homes in days leading up to Easter.  A wish from the Easter Bunny is that, on their journey, Pixie Hares witness and inspire acts of kindness, generosity, and integrity, and foster many lasting friendships through fun and play.

Pixie Hares are known for being amazing observers. They are courageous and caring little critters who always look out for others, especially little rabbits and Pixie Hares and other cuddly friends – like you. Pixie Hares are truly gifted when it comes to making new friends. They find new friends everywhere they go, probably because they enjoy playing so many fun games, such as seek-and-find and hopscotch, which are two of their favorite things to play.  

Getty’s “Easter Tale” demonstrates that going great distances to find the good in everyone, including ourselves, is a noble path to follow. It also shows that sometimes you have to take a break from it all in order to discover or come back to what is most important. Time, however, doesn’t stand still. The Pixie Hares, even while keeping a constant watch over things, knows that it must return to the burrow before Easter, but not before making a promise to come again.  The final message in Getty’s “Easter Tale” is one of faith, and one that pays homage to the real Easter story.  But every time you read this divinely layered story, you are bound to have leaps of fun as more motivating lessons are likely to jump from each page only to land deep in your heart.  “The Hare on the Stare: An Easter Tale” is something that families and teachers will share for years to come.


When to read:

Before Easter

For devotion and inspiration

To praise and reinforce good behavior

Before playing and jumping around

Anytime just for fun!

Written and Illustrated for:

Listener Participation
(e.g., staring contest, seek and find, name game)
Rhyme and Sound (funny/bunny, hare/stare)
Teaching Morals and Lessons

(e.g., faith, family, courage, kindness, friendship, forgiveness)
Patterns and Repetition
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