Audrey Bunny is about a bunny who has a mark on her chest. This bunny is very self conscious about the mark because it prevented her many times from being chosen by other other children. She feels that she will never be loved because she is not perfect. Until one day a sweet girl, Caroline, chooses her. Caroline names the bunny, Audrey, and Audrey does everything to hide her mark when Caroline and Audrey play together. Eventually, Audrey learns from Caroline that she was chosen because of her mark!
Audrey Bunny is based on the scripture found in Psalm 119:73 ("They hand have made me..."). At the end of the book, there are questions that you can discuss with your child and activities for you to do with your child. I think this such a great idea to get your children to apply what they learned in the book. Plus, the illustrations are simply beautiful, and I find myself just flipping through the book to stare at the pictures.
I have to admit that when I read this book, I cried. I was so touched by the beautiful message about how God created you and how He loves you! I feel this is a message I want my kids to learn because other sources tell them frequently that they aren't good enough, aren't pretty enough, etc. I want them to have confidence in who they are! My son who is only 2.5 years old looked at me a little confused when he saw my tears (didn't understand why I was crying) and patted me on the back. Even though he is not quite at the level to understand everything about the book, he did enjoy sitting on my lap while we read the book.
I love this book, and I think it is a great book to share with your family!
Audrey Bunny: Book Trailer can be found on youtube.
About the author:
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), author of I Will Carry You, What Women Fear, and Mended. She is 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, TN.Disclaimer: All opinions expressed in this post are mine.
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