Monday, October 28, 2013

Audrey Bunny---PRECIOUS Children's Book!

*NOW CLOSED TO ENTRIES. WINNER SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED AND CONTACTED*
*Congratulations to Emily W. and thanks to all of you for stopping by and entering!*

Up for review and giveaway is a precious, precious (yes, that needed to be doubled!) book for young children!


Do you have flaws that you try to hide from the world? Do you think those flaws make you less than or not lovable? Maybe they are physical flaws or even just parts of you that you don't want to share with others out of fear they won't love you.

Sweet little Audrey Bunny definitely thought that was true about her. She watched her bunny friends be chosen by children to take home at the toy store, time and time again, while she was overlooked.  She thought it was because she had a visible mark that made her less than desirable. When she was chosen, she thought it was because the little girl failed to see her imperfections.  Day after day, she worked tirelessly to hide them from her.  Until THAT day, the day that she dreaded.  The day that she knew she would no longer be loved.  Oh, but sweet little Audrey learns a valuable lesson that we all need to soak in....whether we are 4, 7, 47 or any age!

God loves us and we have value.  Our flaws and imperfections don't make us unworthy.  Audrey heard some sweet, empowering words that I think we all long to hear in our own lives...

"I chose you, Audrey, and I love you more than you could ever know."

Sweet book.  Beautifully illustrated.  Powerful lesson.  Every time I picked it up I was reminded of all those years ago when I fell in love with The Velveteen Rabbit and the joy it was to share that classic with each of my children.  "Audrey Bunny" is one of those books that you will want to keep in your collection to make sweet memories with your precious little ones and the message is such an incredibly IMPORTANT one!

My youngest was reading this book to me (LOVE those moments!) and I had to slip away to get the three babies/toddlers to sleep before they melted down.  When I returned to continue with him, he had continued reading it and left THIS outside my door.

That is as close as you will ever get to TWO thumbs up from a 7 year old boy!!!! Especially a boy that wasn't actually asked to pick up a pencil and WRITE. Especially when said boy HATES to write at this stage in life!  :)

Enter to win a copy for a special little one in your life (or tuck it away for a Christmas present!).  One reader (US or Canada) will be chosen at random on 11/7/2013 to win one copy.  Simply comment on this post or the facebook link!  Be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.  


From the publisher:


About Audrey Bunny
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.

[Also included]: The Parent Connection (last page of the book) shares discussion questions and activities reinforcing God's love for us.

Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), best-selling author of MendedI Will Carry You, and What Women Fear, and 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.

Written by: Angie Smith
Publisher: B&H Publishing
Hardcover with jacket:  32 pages 
$14.99




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32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love books like that & I love to win things!!
Thanks,
Amy
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Rhonda said...

That sounds like a wonderful book to teach children a very valuable lesson. Thank you for sharing your review! Rhonda (rendter@hotmail.com)

Sandra Dixon said...

I am a newbie to your blog. I saw this site on Money Loving Mom. I am a grandmother with two grandchildren, ages 5 and 2, that live with me fifty percent of the time due to a separation/divorce of their parents. My son, their dad, has moved in with me and has joint custody. This book seems to have a very encouraging message, especially to children that may not be feeling good about themselves.

Ryan said...

I have 5 little ones and books are the best gifts.

Anonymous said...

I am a grandmother but I LOVED the Velveteen rabbit as child. Would love to share this with my grandchild.

Audrey Griffis said...

this looks like a great book for my 2 kids and I love that they Name Audrey is in it- thanks for the chance
we love to read !!!!
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Elizabeth B said...

I'm always looking for good books for my girls. Thanks for this giveaway! elannbe at gmail dot com

htkhtk said...

I'd love to win this book.

Chantel said...

this sounds sweet!

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Jennifer Fritcher said...

All 3 of my kids LOVE books =)That is what's on their Christmas list <3 Would love to win this for them.
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AMY said...

I would love to win this book to share with my kids. Thanks for the chance. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This book looks so sweet! thank you for the contest!

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Emily Wells said...

What a sweet book! I would love to win this as a Christmas present for my kids! emilywells10@gmail.com

Tara Oliver said...

This looks really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
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savannah said...

My kiddos would LOVE this!!
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Allison Bahr said...

This looks precious and I gave a birthday girl in a month! Thanks for the chance to win.
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Emmi Jones said...

My daughter would absolutely love this! Thank you so much for the chance and for the wonderful giveaway! <3

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Debbie Lewis said...

would love to read this to my grandchildren
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Nancy said...

From every review I've read, this is a wonderful book to share with children.

Nancy
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Holly said...

This looks like such a cute book! Would love it for Christmas :) hmitkowski@gmail.com

Birdhouse Books said...

This looks like a lovely book with a great message!

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Anonymous said...

This book looks adorable. My bff is a first-time mommy due around Christmas; I'd love to be able to give this to her!

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Amanda K

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

Looks like a wonderful book about a great life lesson. Would love to win for my niece. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

Linda Kwolek said...

How I remember reading to my kids when they were little. Now I get to read to my niece Alissa. Great memories,

Emi Pearce said...

My twin daughters would love this book

Amanda Hawkins said...

Sounds like a really cute book. My son would love it!

vwestermeyer said...

I became a grandma last December and am starting to read to the munchkin twins. What a joy is it to cuddle up with them and watch their faces as we look at books. I'd love to win a new one for them!

Shannon said...

What a lovely looking book! Thanks for the chance to win!
Shannon
shannon.rainer@gmail.com

Jeni Mitchell said...

This book does look sweet. I'm sure my nieces would love it. They love having Auntie Jeni read to them.
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cheryla lister, cherylann62996@aol.com said...

As a reading teacher, I am always on the look-out for books with a good message for my students. This one sounds fantastic.

Kimberly said...

What a sweet book. I would enjoy reading this to my little one.
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Alice said...

I absolutely adore reading to my baby girl! I'm always looking for books to add to our collection!

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