Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith, ©2013 ~ Giveaway and Review

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.
Product Details:
Age Range ~ 4-8 years
Hardcover ~ 32 pages
Publisher ~ B&H Kids (October 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1433680459
ISBN-13: 978-1433680458

I love the beautiful pencil sketches by illustrator Breezy Brookshire as you first open the storybook, placed on the front and back inside covers. Such a wonderful introduction before you begin reading to be able to talk about the pictures with your young listeners to acquaint them with the characters in the book. The six drawings show different daily activities ~ Audrey Bunny having a breakfast of bacon, eggs, and milk; stirring a cake batter, with eggshells to the side on a napkin; ready for a rainy day under an umbrella, with a raincoat and rain boots on, and little Audrey Bunny tucked safe inside her jacket; the little girl drawing a picture with Audrey Bunny leaning close by; Audrey Bunny with a balloon snuggled on her arm ~ look! just tucked under the flyleaf; and a picture book on Audrey Bunny's lap ~ just like us, ready to begin!

There will be one giveaway copy of Audrey Bunny available! 

With your comment below this review, be sure to leave an e-mail[at]...[dot]com to be able to contact the winner of the giveaway copy of Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith. End date is October 17, 2013.

Today is Caroline's birthday. She has come back to the toy store to pick out her special gift. She picks me!! I try to hide my mark over my heart. She doesn't even notice! She loves me just as I am. We have so much fun together and at the day's end, she holds me close.

Today is Show and Tell. I am going on the big, yellow bus with Caroline to her school! But wait... my mark.
   "So your mother told you that if she was meant to be yours, she would still be there?" another girl asked, running her finger along the mark.
   "Yes. And as soon as I saw her, I knew that she was my bunny."
   --Audrey Bunny, 28
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
   --Psalm 139:14

   And as the sketches for each page came in, my heart would pound as I studied the face of the girl in the story. Her name is Caroline, and she has bright red hair.
   She’s about 5, I’d say.
   And it was clear to me in those moments that the Lord had orchestrated all of it, and that by His grace He let me see this little girl dance and run and play dress-up with her bunny Audrey.
   And she has life.
   She has so much life…
   --Angie Smith, author ~ angiesmithonline.com/2013/04/5-a-beautiful-gift/

A beautiful story, intricately woven in God's precious plan. He has made us just the way we are and loves us eternally.

***Thank you to FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network for sending me a copy of Angie Smith's Audrey Bunny. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.***

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  1. Wonderful review and I loved the trailer! What a precious story. My granddaughter would love it!

  2. wow. I wasn't going to watch the book video, thinking that it was just about the book but it was so much more. I cried. God fashions each person for a purpose and loves them just as they are. Made me think of my Amy. I would love to read this book to my grandchildren, two of whom are redheads :)

  3. Congratulations, Anne Payne! Notified today that a copy of Audrey Bunny is on its way to you.