Saturday, July 4, 2009

Review: Wonderful Children's Book Series - The I Believe Bunny

The I Believe Bunny
By Tish Rabe
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400314768

I am so pleased to be able to highly recommend The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Frank Endersby!

The book is hard-back and beautifully, colorfully illustrated on each and every page. Using the scripture, Philippians 4:13—I can do everything through him who gives me strength—Rabe has weaved a poem that begins and weaves it way through all pages.

First telling about the I Believe Bunny who lives in a land hard to find, we meet him on a day when it is raining and Bunny’s ears have turned down from the stress! The butterflies ask for him to come to find a place where it’s dry, but Bunny thought he should stay, even though seemingly stuck to the ground!

And surely God planned that he should be there, for he was able to hear someone calling for help. There in a stream was a very small mouse, caught in strong waters and not knowing how to swim.

Bunny knew he must try to save mouse but with the river so deep he was afraid, so he too called for help. He pulled a stick off from a tree and then bowed to pray for strength to set the mouse free.

Parents, grandparents—anybody that has a child who will climb up on your lap and say, “read this book to me,” well, in my opinion, this first book in a series promises to be not only one that all children will enjoy because of the bright colors, small animals, and rhyming words of the poem, but will be a perfect example to help that child come to know that, with God, all things are possible...

And if you’re like me, when you finish reading to your child, you’ll have to admit that you, too, were thoroughly delighted with The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe! It would be beautiful as a gift...but, hey, it’s always time to read a great book! This is one of those must reads that will bring you and some special child together for a precious time.

G. A. Bixler

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