Saturday, October 19, 2013

Audrey Bunny - Children's Book Review & Giveaway

This adorable children's book is brought to you by best-selling women's author, Angie Smith.  Audrey Bunny is the story of a little stuffed bunny, who fears that she will never be loved.  She has an imperfection, she is different from the other toys, but all she wants is to belong in a child's arms.

This book is a sweet story about how we are not designed by mistake, and we are each fearfully and wonderfully made.  A story of a little girl's compassion and love for an "imperfect" toy, is a story you will want to read to your children.  Children can relate to the day-to-day activities of the little girl Caroline, and will likely be intrigued to see the fate of Audrey Bunny.  My children were immediately asking questions about what would happen if Audrey wasn't chosen from the toy store, or why the mark wouldn't come off.  I found this book to be a great way to open up dialogue about our unique differences, acceptance, compassion and tolerance.  There is even a Parent Connection page at the end of the book that offers discussion starters, if you need help.

The pictures are absolutely lovely to look at, thanks to Breezy Brookshire's delightful illustrations.  My 6 year old asked me to read the book as soon as he saw it, and my 4 year old thoroughly enjoyed it.  I do not shy away from books with females as the main characters, and I felt like both boys enjoyed this book just as much as they would have if it had been about a boy.  Do not think this book is only for girls.  It is a life lesson for all of us.

I loved this book.  Due to the length of the book and the word count on each page, I would suggest that it is appropriate for ages 4+ and  I think it would make a lovely addition to any child's book collection.  It is a hard-cover book with a dust jacket, and retails for $14.99.  You can purchase Audrey Bunny from B&H Publishing if you don't win this giveaway.

If you want to read the whole story of Audrey and the bunny, check out Angie Smith's website, but be sure to have your tissues ready.

I have the opportunity to give away one copy of this precious book.  The giveaway is open to anyone in the United States or Canada.  A winner will be randomly selected on October 29th and contacted via email.  Winner must confirm within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.  Thank you!

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