One morning, the residents of Cocoaville were busy preparing for a big Easter picnic. The whole town looked forward to this annual event in the magnificent tulip fields. As is tradition, each villager brought a dish to share.
Jen the hen was putting the finishing touches on a juicy vegetable salad when she heard a knock on her door. Upon opening it, she found her neighbor Sonny the Bunny holding a box of chocolate eggs, looking completely dejected.
“What’s going on?” Jen asked with a worried voice.
“That’s my egg,” he moaned, showing her the ruined chocolate eggs. “I left them by the window, and the sun melted them.”
“Oh, I see,” replied his friend. “But they haven’t completely melted. I’m sure we can save them.”
“Do you really think so?” replied Sony hopefully.
“Of course! Hurry home, get all your candy, and come right back,” Jen instructed, already rummaging through the cupboard.
A few minutes later, the rabbit came back with caramel, licorice, and various sweets! Jen found jujubes, yogurt-coated raisins, and pralines in her kitchen.
The two neighbors immediately set out and decorated the chocolate eggs. Their hearts turned to the villagers.
“Look!” Jen shouted. “With these colorful bits, this egg looks like a block of peacocks!”
“And with yogurt-covered raisins, this one looks like Sam the Lamb!”
After giving each egg a personal touch, they carefully placed it in the cooler. Locals were so impressed with Sonny’s unique chocolate eggs that they gave hearty congratulations.
“All the credit goes to my charming neighbor,” he replied, gesturing to Jen.
Since that day, a new tradition has been born in Cocoaville. Each year, during the Easter Picnic, a friendly chocolate egg contest is held.
Sarah Beauregard and Johanie Dufour
Translated by Lynette Adams