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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 10.25 X 8.75 X .25 (inches)|
Spring into Summer!/Fall into Winter!(Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) - eBookTish RabeRandom House Books for Young Readers / 2012 / ePub$4.99
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 authors 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 McPhails 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 natures rebirth.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling childrens 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.
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 winters sleep, the bunny understands that life can be resurrected from apparent death, and the suns warmth can return to gladden hearts. McPhails 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.
tere5 Stars Out Of 5bunny's first springSeptember 30, 2015tereQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lovely book, will get another copy for grandchildren!
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMFebruary 7, 2015FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bunny's First Spring may be a children's book but it reminded me of some very important truths. Fall is a season of dying and winter can seem like death, but spring brings the hope of renewal.
This tale takes us through the first year of little bunny's life. He is born in the spring when everything is fresh and new. But soon the seasons begin to change and fall is upon them. Everything about nature seems to be dying and slowing down. This of course makes bunny sad. The trees and streams and other animals whisper to him that it is just a season of rest but bunny doesn't hear them.
With the onset of winter bunny and his family go into hibernation. When the family awakes spring is upon them. And once again all things are made new.
This is another beautiful story from Sally Lloyd-Jones that gently teaches the concept of renewal. This would be the perfect addition to an Easter basket or a unit study on spring for your young children. The illustrations by David McPhail are simply beautiful and sure to keep your kiddo interested in the story.
A book was provided to facilitate my review.
Carrie ShindorfCosby, MissouriAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect Easter GiftJanuary 25, 2015Carrie ShindorfCosby, MissouriAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This cute little book was delivered to my mailbox this week. I couldn't wait to break open the box and read it. I have it planned for my little Livie Lou. The book is hardback~ written on high quality glossy paper with beautifully illustrated pictures.
The story is just as cute. Bunny sees Spring full of life when he enters the world. He runs and plays and enjoys life until Autumn starts to change things all around him. Bunny becomes fearful when Apple Tree starts to lose his leaves and wonders if he is sick. Bunny learns that the world is just going to sleep as he will do also and that Spring will come once again.
This is a wonderful story to celebrate Spring with the little ones in your life. It is the perfect gift for any Easter basket~ which is just what I plan to do with this copy.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Share the year with BunnyJanuary 23, 2015MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A fresh, new picture book has arrived just in time to share with your favorite littles. Of course, adults have permission to enjoy it too. A sweet young bunny tells the story in a childlike perspective, sharing his observations of the world around him. The tale takes readers through the year as nature changes each season, appealing to the senses. It also reassures us that change is okay, so we can trust and hope for the future. I appreciate the emotions captured in the text, so honest and real. The lines sometimes rhyme but not consistently, which detracts a bit from the reading. I recommend Bunnys First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones to all. I received the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-JonesJanuary 23, 2015cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones is a delightful read-to-me children's book on the renewal of spring. Bunny is born in the spring when the earth is warming and grows and plays in the summer. The earth is growing and green and all is good. Everything around is growing and lush. Then something begins to happen. The days turn cool and the green turns drab and brown. Things start leaving. First the leaves fall off the trees and there are no more frogs in the pond. Bunny grows fearful and thinks that his beautiful earth must be dying. Bunny is getting colder and more afraid so he does what he has always done. He runs into his hole to his mama. He gets sleepy and falls to sleep with his family. And he sleeps and sleeps until once again the world renews into Spring.
This is a great delightful book on the way of the world and how the seasons change and how the animals react to the change. It would be a good book to read to children of a young age. It has many colorful pictures for them to enjoy and not many sentences on each page which with my children anyway that was important to them that the pages are turned fairly quickly during the reading of the story. I would recommend this book for toddler through school age children.
I received this book from Booksneeze for this review.
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