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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Audrey Bunny ~ Review and Giveaway

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.

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.

For more information about Audrey Bunny, Angie Smith or where you can pick up a copy of this book today, please click on the links below:

Written by: Angie Smith
Publisher: B&H Publishing
Hardcover with jacket:  32 pages 
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Now for the best part, thanks to B and H Publishing Group and FlyBy Promotions, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of my blog. Here are your guidelines to enter.

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. Leave a comment below telling me why you'd love to win a copy of this book along with your email address below so I can notify you if you're the winner of this giveaway. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

I will notify the winner by email when the giveaway ends on October 24th.


  1. I love giving books as gifts and would love to give this sweet book to my DIL's nieces to enjoy.

    I am a GFC follower

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  2. I have a nephew who loves to read and he keeps asking Auntie to send him more. I am a GFC follower also by email


  3. This is such a cute looking book, and the message is an important one too. I think one of my nieces would enjoy it very much. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I also follow your blog by email: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  4. I'd love to win this for my grandchildren. Like you on facebook, gfc follower:theresan, email subscriber.
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  5. Great review! I would love to win this delightful children's book to add to our collection in our Media Center at church. We have lots of older children's books and are trying to update and get newer books for our little ones to enjoy!

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  7. I love the message of this book. Its so very important to teach our children that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made by God. And we are each so unique and precious in His sight.
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