Angie Smith, the incredible woman behind the popular blog Bring the Rain, has penned a wonderful new book, Audrey Bunny. Earlier this week, I read the story to my girlies and all of us fell in love with the book.
Audrey Bunny has been living in a toyshop barrel alongside other stuffed toys for a very long time. She hopes to be adopted by a loving child but believes a prominent blemish on her chest makes her unloveable. One day a sweet, young, red-haired girl named Caroline enters the toyshop and Audrey Bunny’s life is forever changed.
The message relayed in Audrey Bunny is an important one. Each one of us is special to God and our imperfections do not cause Him to love us any less. What a wonderful message! One that bears frequent repeating to today’s girls (young and old!) who often struggle with low self esteem and need to be reminded that they are “…fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14).
Audrey Bunny is a delightful, well-written story and the illustrations throughout the book make it even more wonderful to read. Once my daughters caught a glimpse of the book cover, they were eager to read the story. Breezy Brookshire’s lovely watercolor illustrations immediately drew us in, brought the book to life, and captured the tender relationship between Audrey Bunny and Caroline.
The last page of the book features a Parent Connection page with Biblical scripture references, discussion questions, and a writing activity. This Read, Think, and Do page offers a way to wrap up the story and helps children remember the book’s crucial message.
If there is a young girl in your life, share this book with her! I highly recommend it. It can be purchased at Amazon and at Christian Book Distributors. You can watch Angie Smith discuss Audrey Bunny in the trailer below. To learn more about Audrey, the child who inspired this story, please read Angie Smith’s blog post here.
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