Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Illustrated by David McPhail

I am excited to again be sharing with you a lovely children's book.  This book comes in hard cover with a dust jacket.  What that means is it won't be going in with my assorted children's books that I have in a basket, but will instead be preserved nicely on a bookshelf with my other books like this.  I can't wait to read it to my little girl.  It's listed to be for ages 4-8, but I'm hoping she will be interested in it much sooner than that.  In other words, I hope she takes after her mom rather than her dad in her love of books!!!  This is a beautifully illustrated book about a bunny who was born in the spring and how he watched the world come alive around him in the fullness of summer, but than saw the leaves fall off the trees and the flowers fade and was quite concerned the earth was dying, but wait!!!  After, the long cold months of winter, spring came again and the earth once more became alive with green leaves and new birth.  The story was written in a way to carry you along with the message and I felt you could almost feel the suspense of the young rabbit as he tried to figure out what was going on.

Like I said earlier, David did a great job with the illustrations: I would classify the pictures as more of a muted, soft picture that just went well with the type of book that it was.  While there was no message of God in the book, to me it was a confirmation of God's promise that as long as the earth stands, summer and winter will continue its cycle.  For those of us in the land of snow and cold, it's a message of hope that spring will come again.  I'm still enjoying winter, but for those who aren't, this is your hope.  I would recommend this as a good book to buy if you are looking for a nice, high quality book with a good story line.

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