A wonderful book to review (and Give Away!) today: Audrey Bunny, a children’s story by Angie Smith
There are two things I especially love about this beautiful book.
First, the message is very important–to let kids know that we all have “flaws” and that we are special anyway. In the story, the stuffed bunny is always left in the toy store and she thinks it’s because she has a smudge on her heart. Kids have tried to clean it, but it won’t come off. Even when Caroline picks her as her special birthday toy, she tries to hide it so that Caroline won’t reject her. Poor Audrey Bunny. We feel so sad for her not loving herself and realizing her worth.
Then, one day Caroline takes her to school for Show and Tell. Audrey Bunny realizes that Caroline has told all the kids about the smudge and that is what helped make her special to her. Audrey finally realizes that it was never necessary for her to worry about it so much.
Second, I love the beautiful illustrations by Breezy Brookshire. The drawings are heartwarming and lovely.
At the end of the story there is a page to guide parents in discussing the lessons of Audrey Bunny. You’ll find different Scriptures to read (and memorize!), questions to discuss, and an activity to do: Write a letter to yourself, from God!
“Slowly and as tenderly as that first day, Caroline looked right into Audrey’s eyes. Then she lifted up her bunny ear and whispered, ‘I’ve always known, Audrey Bunny. The spot over your heart made you beautiful to me.’ Caroline’s eyes glistened as she finished. ‘I chose you, Audrey, and I love you more than you could ever know.'”
About the Author:
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer for Selah). She’s a mom, blogger, and speaker and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more at AngieSmithOnline.com.
About the Illustrator:
Breezy Brookshire is the illustrator behind Clementine Pattern Co., Noble Rose Press, and The Breezy Tulip Studio. She lives in Marion, Indiana.
I’m happy to be able to offer a copy of Audrey Bunny to a reader of I Choose Joy! Enter through the Rafflecopter app below. The winner will be chosen on December 1, 2013 and will have 24 hours to respond to my email. U.S. only, 18+ please.
(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book so I could write this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)