The Easter Bunny was in quite a state;
His Easter deliveries were going to be late;
His chocolate making machine wouldn’t start;
The mechanic said he needed a spare part.
He said off to visit Sir Chocolate, his good friend;
And see if some ideas or help he could extend;
No eggs at Easter would make the children sad;
And think that they had done something bad.
Sir Chocolate and the Easter Bunny
Sir Chocolate made the Bunny some sweet tea;
It was quite an unusual problem, he did agree;
No ideas came out of their relaxed friendly talk;
So the friends decided to go for a short walk.
While walking they passed the hot chocolate pond;
They saw movement behind a Mint Willow frond;
Swimming on the pond was Daddy Chocolate Duck;
He might be able to help if they were in luck.
Daddy Duck and his family
His family laid chocolate eggs, milk or white;
The duck’s nests were a most unusual sight;
Each duck laid at least two big eggs a day;
And the extras were packed up into a tray.
Each day, Daddy Duck took them to market to sell;
They were popular, the Duck Family’s stall did well;
They would make a perfect Easter egg present;
The change would be well received and pleasant.
Two chocolate eggs in a nest
The only problem is the eggs were quite plain;
And of his eggs presentation the Bunny was vain;
Sir Chocolate had another bright thought;
And the teacher of the village school he sought.
The children might enjoy to spend a day;
Painting the eggs which is a great way to play;
When Sir Chocolate told the children his idea;
The loved the thought and gave a great cheer.
In particular, the Roundy twins, Yum and Tum;
And Sylvia Honeylegs, their very good chum;
Had ideas to make the eggs look really pretty;
To waste this opportunity would be a pity.
Yum and Tum and Sylvia Honeylegs
Daddy Duck was agreeable to help the pair;
No eggs at Easter would be most unfair;
The Duck Family started laying at a great pace;
Who could lay the most became a family race.
By the end of the week, the eggs lay in a heap;
The ducks were exhausted and needed some sleep;
Sir Chocolate took the eggs to the town hall;
The children decorated them and had a ball.
Yum and Tum painted the most beautiful creations;
Walking round the town painting different locations;
Some eggs were covered in the most beautiful flowers;
Others pictured rain and the sweet Spring showers.
Eggs painted by the children
Sylvia Honeylegs also had a lovely thought;
And painted her eggs with pictures of sport;
Designs of the children playing in the local park;
Games like soccer and cricket until it got dark.
The children helped the eggs into a basket pack;
So the Easter Bunny could carry them on his back;
On Sunday early he set off his deliveries to make;
And was back in time for tea and delicious cake.
The painted Easter eggs were a great success;
The happy children were all very impressed;
Sir Chocolate and the bunny were really glad;
They have definitely started a brand new fad.
by Robbie and Michael Cheadle
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Series of books.