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Let's start the week off right with a book review and giveaway! I'm pleased to have the opportunity to share with you a review of the book Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith. The book was released last month and is a really lovely story about which emphasizes that everyone is special and wonderfully made by God.
The story is about a bunny with a physical flaw of a spot on her chest over it heart. The bunny sits in the bottom of a barrel in the store for a long time, all the while wishing it will be chosen by a child. The bunny fears that because of the mark on her chest, no child will ever want it.
A little girl comes in one day and notices the bunny bit doesn't buy it and the bunny is sat; but, a few days later, the little girl comes back to pick out a toy for her birthday and she chooses the bunny.
The bunny and the girl are both happy and love each other very much. One day, the girl brings the bunny to Show and Tell at the school and the bunny is afraid all the girls' friends will not like it because of the mark on her chest. The girl, however, brags about the bunny and her friends think the bunny is wonderful.
Audrey Bunny is a great story and more importantly, a nice lesson for children in accepting and loving people for who they are even if they are not what the world might consider beautiful. The book has the most gorgeous illustrations by Breezy Brookshire and will make a wonderful addition to any child's collection.
Here is some more information about the book and the author...
Audrey Bunny (B&H Books, October 2013) was inspired by the loss of Angie Smith's daughter, Audrey, only a few hours after she was born. She illustrates how in God's eyes, everyone is perfect just they way He made them and He doesn't make mistakes.
In the tale, Smith writes about Audrey Bunny, who is insecure due to a mark over her heart. Audrey Bunny tries to hide the mark in fear that she will never be worthy of a young girls love because of her imperfection. However, with the help of a young girl's unconditional love, Audrey Bunny learns that the mark over her heart is what makes her special.
"The theme incorporated throughout the lines of Audrey Bunny is one that all little girls should know and understand, " says Smith. "God doesn't make mistakes. Every single one of us is perfect in our own, unique way."
Angie Smith is a well-known speaker and bestselling author of I Will Carry You, What Women Fear and Mended (B&H Publishing Group). Audrey Bunny is her first children's book. She has a master's degree in developmental psychology from Vanderbilt University.