Audrey Bunny

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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.
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Overview


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.
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Publishers Weekly
09/16/2013
A stuffed bunny languishing in a toyshop has what she thinks is a terrible flaw: “a smudge right over her heart” that makes her “a messed up, not-so-perfect bunny.” Adopted at long last by a girl named Caroline, the newly christened Audrey Bunny tries to conceal the shameful spot, only to learn at Caroline’s classroom show-and-tell that the girl believes “the spot over your heart made you beautiful to me.” Smith (Mended) spells out every iota of the emotional narrative, and her formal, prim writing (Caroline calls her parent “Mother,” and her eyes “glisten” at the key moment) may have readers yearning for a narrator who is “not-so-perfect” herself. Brookshire’s (The Boy and the Rose) pretty watercolors aren’t brimming with personality, but she’s a solid visual storyteller, and Audrey Bunny’s poignancy should resonate with readers’ better selves. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433680458
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 183,341
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), best-selling author of Mended, I 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.
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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    This is Angie's first children's book and it was interesting to

    This is Angie's first children's book and it was interesting to see her penmanship in this area. It all starts from the story of Angie's girl, Audrey Caroline (names used in the book) who was diagnosed early on and was said she will not live outside the womb. She did live, however, for about two hours. Her birthday is April 7th (date used in the book). This is the background.

    For those familiar with the story and the early days of Angie's blog (Bring the Rain), then the bunny is familiar too. It was Angie's way of explaining her three daughters what was happening to Audrey - it was a boo-boo. The bunny really existed and so was the mark on its heart. Using this, the author turned this personal experience into a reminder for all: we are loved by God, no matter how not-so-perfect we think we are. It stresses (indirectly) on how each of us is unique and wonderfully made by God.

    It was designed for children, yes, but after I read it today, with the mind of an adult, I can say that it's a sweet reminder of God's love, God's acceptance, God's creativity, all revolving our lives. I dare say that adults need this kind of books every once in a while.

    A mention must be made here about the illustrations; they are lovely, they are gorgeous, they capture the spirit of the book so well. Breezy Brookshire is the illustrator of the book and she did a fantastic job.

    One thing that I really liked about this book is the Discussion Guide at the end. Children are also encouraged to be active and write a letter to themselves from God, writing how they think God thinks about them and sees them, based on Psalm 119:73 and Genesis 1. There are also a few questions parents can go through with they children. It's a great discussion starting point of topics like these.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    We all need to be accepted for who we are!!

    I recommend this book to everyone. We all have some kind of flaws and need to know that we can be accepted for who we are. After hearing the background on why this story was written is the reason I bought the book. Buying the book for my Nook gives children a chance to hear the story without having to have a grownup read it to them. It is well written from the bunnies perspective. She feels like no one cares about her. In the end she finds out that the girl who bought her knew about her flaw all along and still wanted her.

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  • Posted November 3, 2013

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    Charming and Delightful

    At times there is too much emphasis placed on being perfect whether it’s being the perfect size, having the perfect clothes or having the perfect looks. Author Angie Smith has created a delightful children’s story about a stuffed bunny who is afraid she will never be loved because of a slight imperfection over her heart. Then one day a wonderful thing happens and she is selected by a little girl named Caroline. Caroline names the bunny Audrey and takes her home. Audrey is thrilled but afraid Caroline will return her to the store when she finally sees the imperfection. Audrey does everything she can to keep the spot hidden, but she soon discovers just how special she really is. The stunning illustrations by Breezy Brookshire enhance the story. Readers will be captivated by the beautiful drawings. The story will be easy for young children to follow as the vivid illustrations hold their attention. This is a charming and sweet story that will tug on adult heartstrings, while youngsters will delight in its adventure. The author has crafted a timeless tale that we are loved by God just the way we are and can be loved by others no matter our imperfections. The author also includes a Parent Connection page in the book. This page features discussion questions and activities parents can share with their youngsters. AUDREY BUNNY will entertain youngsters as it teaches them a beautiful lesson of unconditional love and understanding. FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the book promoter in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. In addition, "Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

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    From the cover to the very end, this beautiful book will enchant

    From the cover to the very end, this beautiful book will enchant. The artistry is compelling, soft, delicate, warm, and happy. Just right for a children's picture story book. Illustrator Breezy Brookshire has truly captured the essence of author Angie Smith's delightful tale of a little girl and a bunny.

    In a shop there is a barrel of stuffed toys ready to be purchased by children and adults. One is a bunny that is constantly being bypassed for the other toys. You see, bunny is flawed. He has a spot on his chest. But bunny's hope is that someone will want to love him anyway.

    There is a delightful little girl and she and her mommy go shopping in the shop. The little girl looked right at bunny and even said something to her mommy, but they left. Bunny thinks it is because he has a spot on his chest. But another day, Caroline (the little girl) and her mommy return and Caroline picks bunny up by the ears and says, "I want this one." She also names the bunny, Audrey. Love began to grow in bunny for Caroline and Caroline began to love bunny. And the story continues sweetly on.

    What is so delightful about the book is that it helps children see and realize that each of us is different in some way - each has some type of flaw - and each can be loved just as we are. God has made us all different.

    "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14

    DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from FlyBy Promotions on behalf of B&H Publishing, and the author, Angie Smith

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  • Posted October 13, 2013

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    If you have ever fallen in love with the story of the Velveteen

    If you have ever fallen in love with the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, then you will definitely want to capture this children's book, Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith. It is a beautifully illustrated and wonderful story of a stuffed bunny who used to be one of twelve in the barrel in the toy story but now is only one of two. The bunny is struggling with wanting to find a forever home, but because of a smudge over the heart that she tries to hide whenever someone comes looking for a stuffed animal to take home, she is always tossed back because she is damaged or unwanted because of her mark.

    Now that Caroline comes in looking for a birthday present, the bunny hides the mark in order to find a forever home and she succeeds in going home, but she knows that one day Caroline will see it and it's only a matter of time before the bunny, now named Audrey, is taken back to wind up in the barrel forever. Only like all of us, what makes us unique is something worthy in the eyes of those that can see it.

    This is a delightful book that demonstrates to children who read it that were are all different in some way, but it's those differences that set us apart and make us special not undesirable. God made us all different and He uses those special characteristics in all of us to show how we are each a masterpiece not an imitation. There is even a great section in the back of the book called Parent Connect that allows parents to ask questions and garner a great discussion for children to learn what it means to be different but not an outcast and it's one of those books that your child will definitely read over and over again.

    I received Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith compliments of B and H Publishing Group and FlyBy Promotions for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. I only wish I would have had this book when my children were younger to point out the lessons in differences in people and how God view them. We are all uniquely created and masterpieces instead of copies. It teaches them to see those differences in new eyes and creates such a great conversation between parents and their kids that they can refer back to the story over and over again. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and have already gifted mine to a special little angel in my life that LOVES this story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Audrey Bunny is a book for anyone with a little girl in their li

    Audrey Bunny is a book for anyone with a little girl in their life. It is beautifully illustrated and carries a strong message of how we are all uniquely and wonderfully created, flaws and all. Be sure and read Angie's blog for the story behind the story. Heartfelt and inspiring. It's a book I can't wait to read to my granddaughter!

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