Monday, September 30, 2013

"Audrey Bunny" by Angie Smith Review & Giveaway

I am a huge Angie Smith fan!  I read "Mended", and then shortly thereafter started reading her blog, Bring the Rain.  Angie is such an uplifting and inspiring woman and writer.  So when I was given a chance to read her new children's book "Audrey Bunny" I was just beside myself.

"Audrey Bunny" was inspired by Angie Smith's daughter, Audrey, who passed on just a few hours after being born.  It's a wonderful story that reinforces the fact that we are all perfect in God's eyes.  We were made by Him and He doesn't make mistakes.



Audrey Bunny is a very insecure stuffed bunny who worries about the mark she has over her heart.  She fears that she will never be loved because of her imperfection.  What Audrey learns through her journey with her young owner, Caroline,  is that the mark, the one she was so worried about, was the one reason that Caroline picked her to begin with!  This is such an important concept to pass along to our young daughters and even sons for that matter.  Angie couldn't have put it any better.."God doesn't make mistakes.  Every single one of us is perfect in our own, unique way."  


My son and I enjoyed "Audrey Bunny", and it really started a dialog between us about being fine just the way we are, no matter what anyone else says.  The illustrations (by Breezy Brookshire) are just precious.  I particularly loved the added feature at the back of the book called Parent Connection.  It has suggested reading, a handful of questions to get your little one talking and thinking, and an activity to reinforce all of it.  I think that every parent should have a copy of "Audrey Bunny" on their child's bookshelf.  This topic is really important, especially now a days.  There are some mean spirited children out there, and as hard as we try to protect our children against ugly words and meanness, chances are someone is going to make them doubt themselves.  This book reinforces what I want in the back of my son's mind ALWAYS!  That he is fearfully and wonderfully made.

You can pick up "Audrey Bunny" beginning October 1st at your local bookstores and online.   While you are grabbing one for your own kiddos may I suggest picking up a couple extra to donate to your local children's home, school or city library, or as gifts for friends or family.

You can win a copy of "Audrey Bunny" right here!  Just enter the giveaway below!


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I received this product for free to sample and give my honest opinion on. I will only recommend products that I feel are good for myself, my family, and 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.

53 comments:

  1. I would share Audrey Bunny will all of my Grandchildren. I have had a pet rabbit "Brownie",that is litter box trained and is free to roam my home, like my dog does. The kids would LOVE to have me read this story to them. Thank you so much for the chance!

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    1. Awww yes they will definitely love this story! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  2. I would read this book to the little girl I baby sit. I would also read it to my foster daughter, but since she is only 20 months I don't think she will get it.

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    1. She may be a little too young now but this story is timeless :) Thanks and Good Luck!

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  3. Angie is such an incredible writer- even her blog has moved me to tears many times. Can't wait to see this beautiful tribute to her Audrey!

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    1. I know I just adore her! If you don't already you should follow her on Instagram to, she is a hoot! lol Thanks and good luck!

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  4. i will share this story with my three children ages 12,6 & 4

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  5. I would share this book with my 4 kids. My oldest daughter is my most insecure child, though, she has had a lot of health problems and had to have 4 bone marrow transplants. All the treatments to keep her alive have left side affects like some of her hair turned gray when she was only 18 months, she is a lot shorter than everyone her age, and she has some skin discoloration from the chemo and radiation. When she started school it was hard on her because kids would say things and we've even had some parents comment on these issues.

    Francofamily4@aol.com

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    1. Awww Kelley, I will keep your daughter and your family in my prayers. What a brave little girl. This book is just right for your family. Thank you so much for reading The Davis Daily Dose and good luck with the giveaway!

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  6. I would love to share it with my beautiful niece.

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    1. Great idea Rebecca! Thank you for entering and good luck!

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  7. I'd give it to my 3 year old son, and he will probably share it with my niece when she comes over

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    1. Awesome! Even though it's a girl character, it is completely versatile as far as the story goes! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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    1. Thank you Amy for reading and entering, good luck!

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  9. I would share this book with my daughter and my nieces.

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  10. I would send this book to my mother to read to my 16 month old daughter on Skype at bedtime for a special treat.

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    1. What an absolutely neat idea! Good luck!

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  11. I would share this book with my sweet niece
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

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  12. My best friend's daughter!

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    1. Wow, what a great friend you must be! Thank you for entering and good luck!

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  14. my 2 beautiful daughters.

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  15. i would read this story to my son and daughter

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    1. Sounds good! Thanks for entering and good luck!

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  16. My niece will turn 4 soon, she'd love this! Cute

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    1. This would be perfect for her! Good luck!

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  17. I would be sharing this with my grandchildren, they love reading with me.

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  18. I would share this with my granddaughter Nellie.

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  19. i would be sharing this with my little niece

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  20. I will be sharing this witrh my granddaughters Larkyn and Lily!
    j1man1r66@etex.net

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  21. I love getting new books to read to my son, Lucas!!

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