Bunny's First Spring
Buy Item $6.49 Retail: $16.99 Save 62% ($10.50)
In Stock
Stock No: WW733867
Zondervan / 2015 / Hardcover
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Bunny's First Spring

Zondervan / 2015 / Hardcover

In Stock
Stock No: WW733867


  • Other Formats (1)
  • Others Also Purchased (1)
Other Formats (1)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $3.99
    Retail: $16.99
    Add To Cart
    $3.99
Others Also Purchased (1)

Product Description

When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope. But as the season start to change, the bunny worries that the earth might be dying! Bunny's First Spring celebrates the Easter season and rebirth, little ones will be fascinated by the bunny's discovery of life, death and nature's miraculous transformations.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 10.25 X 8.75 X .25 (inches)
ISBN: 0310733863
ISBN-13: 9780310733867

Related Products

  1. The Super Gifts of Spring: Easter
    The Super Gifts of Spring: Easter
    Dandi Mackall
    B&H Kids / 2015 / Hardcover
    $5.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 45% ($4.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews Video
  2. Finding Spring
    Finding Spring
    Carin Berger
    Greenwillow Books / 2015 / Hardcover
    $16.19 Retail: $17.99 Save 10% ($1.80)
  3. The Great Easter Egg Hunt
    The Great Easter Egg Hunt
    Melinda Rumbaugh
    CandyCane Press / 2014 / Hardcover
    $8.99 Retail: $12.99 Save 31% ($4.00)
  4. The Donkey Who Carried a King
    The Donkey Who Carried a King
    R.C. Sproul
    Reformation Trust Publishing / Hardcover
    $11.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 25% ($4.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews

Publisher's Description

When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope.  But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying.  In bestselling author’s Sally Lloyd-Jones’ latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, nature speaks to the bunny, assuring him of something more. Award-winning artist David McPhail’s whimsical illustrations reflect the beauty of the world around us as Lloyd-Jones’ inspirational text prompts readers to celebrate the changing seasons and the miracle of nature’s rebirth.

Author Bio

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

Editorial Reviews

A charming baby bunny experiences seasonal changes in his environment throughout his first year of life in this emotion-filled story from the author of The Jesus Storybook Bible (2007). In lyrical, soothing prose, the text follows the brown bunny through the four seasons, noting his observations of the changes in nature. The bunny is concerned by the changes he sees in the fall and by the seemingly dead appearance of trees, grass and flowers in winter. His parents and other animals reassure the bunny about the cycle of rebirth, and the bunny celebrates his springtime birthday with joy. Although the story can be interpreted as a Christian parable, there is no overt religious content until the final page, which includes a paraphrased quotation from Martin Luther about God's promise of new life being revealed in springtime as well as in books, presumably the Bible. (The actual quotation is not included.) Due to the mostly secular appearance of the story, this odd placement means the book is likely to be overlooked by readers looking for religious approaches to springtime stories. Delicate watercolor illustrations in McPhail's distinctive style are filled with delightful details and varied seasonal perspectives, as well as appealing rabbits and other creatures. The concluding quotation and the subtext of rebirth make this an oh-so-subtle Easter title that readers may well miss. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)
A Martin Luther quote ends this book, reminding readers that God has written the promise of new life in every springtime leaf. But in the beginning, there is a bunny, born in the spring, who sees that “the earth is new, like me.” As other newly born animals take their first steps or fly from the nest, the bunny notices the beauty of the world. As the seasons change, the bunny becomes attuned to the cycle of life, though, at times, it frightens him: the world seems to be dying before his eyes. “And Yet-And Yet!” the woodpecker taps. Sure enough, after a winter’s sleep, the bunny understands that life can be resurrected from apparent death, and the sun’s warmth can return to gladden hearts. McPhail’s ink-and-watercolor artwork displays both the innocence and concern that come as the bunny begins to understand that the world is complicated, and it culminates in the joy of fresh beginning. Although this can be read on a secular level, young Christian children will see overtones of the Jesus story in Lloyd-Jones’ comforting words.

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.