Thursday, April 17, 2014

Audrey Bunny: Quick Review

Audrey Bunny
Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith 
Illustrated by Breezy Brookshire
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Goodreads Summary:
From best-selling women’s author Angie Smith (I Will Carry You, Mended) comes this sweet children’s book about a stuffed animal named Audrey Bunny who fears her imperfections make her unworthy of a little girl’s love. She'll learn the truth soon enough, and young readers will learn that everyone is special and wonderfully made by God.
Find this touching tale on Amazon for $10.79 today! (4/16/14)

My Thoughts:
I admit to fully loving most everything Angie Smith does. "Audrey Bunny" now tops that list. Smith wrote this children's book naming the bunny after her dear baby daughter. If you haven't heard the story, it is a must read.

The story is about a bunny who never gets bought from the toy story because she has a smudge. One day a little girl finally buys her, yet she is so embarrassed by her smudge she keeps trying to hide it from the little girl. I loved the way the story turned out. Audrey Bunny teaches a great lesson on just being you and loving all your imperfections. Every child needs to hear that lesson as probably does every parent reading the story to their child.

And it is a story that is meant to be read together. Some things aren't fully explained in the text. For example, on one page the text has the little girl asking "How did you do that?" The answer is hidden only in the picture: Audrey Bunny had moved a blanket to cover up her smudge. I think it would be best to read this story with your child, helping them find the 'clues' to the story in the picture and discussing the morals together.

The drawings are whimsy, light, and quiet, telling a lot of the story. "Audrey Bunny" is touching and heartfelt and it is something I definitely want to add to Baby Girl's library. 5 stars and an easy must-buy for all those with younger children!

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