By Dottie Dewberry For the WPT
MABEN — Friday morning popped up pretty and bright, and a bunch of tiny tots popped up pretty and bright for the Story Hour at the Maben Public Library on March 23. Since it is getting close to Easter Mrs. Mary chose to read “Easter Eggs Everywhere” for the children’s pleasure. The story is about the forest animals enjoying spring, but the Easter bunny realized he had slept half way through spring and Easter was just a day away. Outside the eggs were everywhere, but none were painted. He ran upon a sly old fox who sold him an Easter egg-painting machine. Beware of Sly Fox. The eggs came out fine for a while, then they started turning out bumpy, lumpy, square, flat, cracked, pointed and lighter than air. Mr. Easter Bunny tried to find the off switch but couldn’t. Soon eggs were everywhere. Amazingly enough, his friends showed up; they turned off the machine and cleaned up the mess. Soon they were painting eggs like a smooth-running machine. They worked all night till every egg was done, just in time for Easter. Pretty soon the Easter Bunny was on his way to hide the eggs for all the good boys and girls. In the spirit of Easter, Ms. Mary brought out dozens of eggs for the children to dye: red, green, yellow, blue, purple and orange. Each child carefully dyed an assortment of hard-boiled eggs; after the eggs dried, the kids put the Easter stickers on. Ms. Mary gave each a treat, then reminded them to bring their Easter basket next week for the egg hunt. After picking out books to have Momma, Daddy, Grandma or Grandpa to read, out the door they went, shouting goodbye.