This is the precious story of a bunny who fears that a smudge over her heart makes her unlovable, and of the little girl who loves her to pieces.
Audrey Bunny is such an excellent tale. This is the kind of book that little ones can enjoy now, and as they grow older and understand the lessons of love even more, this story will become more beautiful to them.
Angie Smith's writing is enchanting, and when you pair her words with Breezy Brookshire's illustrations, you have a treasure indeed.
Angie and Breezy have beautifully rendered the little details of this story.
There was more than one gasp of "Awwww!" as the pages were turned for the first time.
We see the stars outside Caroline's bedroom window, the curve of her sleeping face with her bunny cradled in her arms, the perky smiles that her classmates wear during show and tell... even the school bus driver looks cheerful and kind!
We laugh as we hear Caroline telling Audrey Bunny that she will find her a beautiful swimsuit to wear to the lake, and we understand the tears in Caroline's eyes in the final scene.
One of my favorite parts is a two page spread where Audrey and Caroline are pictured at play. They are adventurers, ballerinas, fine ladies sipping tea, nurses with play stethoscopes and bandaids.
This book sends a sparkle of delight over your heart as you read.
Thank you B&H and Flyby Promotions for my copy of Audrey Bunny! I love this book.
I adored this book so much! Even before I began reading it, I could not help but notice the attractiveness of the cover and the illustrations. If I could sum up how I felt about just that, I would say that my heart was warmed.
As I sit here writing this review, I can remember having to make myself wait to read the book because I wanted to make a point of getting the first reaction of my kids. Both they and I were glued to the pages. Glued! When I tell you that they sat and listened intently, I mean it. My son literally shifted positions and turned his whole body toward the book, leaning, quite honestly, into the pages. My daughter wanted to go back and hear certain parts that I had just read over again. And I, well, I could barely wait to see what was going to happen in Audrey Bunny's story.
Now, as for the content_lovely, lovely, sweet and then lovely again.The visual and written lessons were totally in sync. The theme of unconditional love was present in a big way.Higher level messages on imperfections, insecurity, shame, and acceptance were also there.
I appreciated the Scripture and helpful tips listed at the end of the book. I think parents will respond positively to its inclusion.
This book is by far one of the best children's books I have read. It would easily be the kind of book that could be read time after time. I can imagine having such rich discussions with my children, no matter how they age.
Excellent! I would unwaveringly recommend this book.