About the book:
From best-selling women’s author Angie Smith (I Will Carry You, Mended) comes this sweet children’s book about a stuffed animal named Audrey Bunny who fears her imperfections make her unworthy of a little girl’s love. She'll learn the truth soon enough, and young readers will learn that everyone is special and wonderfully made by God.My thoughts:
The first thing I noticed about this book was the darling illustrations. This is probably the cutest book I have ever seen. I especially enjoyed the sketches at the beginning and end of the book. Breezy Brookshire is extremely talented and I will certainly look up more of work! Audrey Bunny is the sweet tale of a stuffed bunny who feels like no one will ever take her home because she is different than the other stuffed animals and feels like she will stay at the bottom of the toy barrel in the toy store forever. Audrey is surprised when a little girl named Caroline picks her out to take home for her birthday. Audrey Bunny thinks it is because Caroline didn't notice her difference and tries to hide it throughout the entire book, only to find out in the end that Caroline picked her out for the very reason she was afraid she wouldn't. I thought this was a sweet little story and I think it is very important to teach our kids that everyone is different. Audrey Bunny has a little mark over her chest that she is afraid she is going to be judged because of. This book is a great way to introduce the concept of accepting and celebrating the differences of others, that we are all different, but all unique and special in our own ways. The book also includes the Parent Connection page at the end that gives Bible verses to tie into the lesson and discussion questions to open up a conversation with your kids. My 5 year old daughter loved this book and I know it is one that we will read often.
About the author:
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of award-winning group Selah) best-selling autor of Mended, I Will Carry You and What Women Fear, and one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. She holds a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out Angie's blog at AngieSmithOnline.com
About the illustrator:
Breezy Brookshire is the illustrator behind Clementine Pattern Co., Noble Rose Press, and The Breezy Tulip Studio. She shares a home studio with her sister Emily Rose, and lives wit her family in Marion, Indiana.
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