By Megan McChesney
Last week, Dreamworks Animation released the trailer for their newest animated feature: Rise of the Guardians. It follows the exploits of a team of childhood icons—including Santa Claus (voiced by Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher) and Jack Frost (Chris Pine)—as they team up to protect the children of the world from the evil Nightmare King (Jude Law).
Rise of the Guardians is based on the book series The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce (who is also co-directing the movie), which includes both novels and picture books.
To mark Easter, and to prepare for the film, get your little one started on the series with the book E. Aster Bunnymund (for ages 7 and up). He lives on Easter Island, makes chocolate, is a Zen master ninja, and protects the children of the world by fighting the Nightmare King with the help of his Warrior Eggs.
You’ve got lots of time to get caught up on the books—the movie isn’t going to be released until November, 2012. We’re already excited.