I had a feeling this would be a deliciously beautiful children's book as soon as I saw it was written by Sally Lloyd-Jones. It did not disappoint at all!
The book follows a little bunny which has been born in the spring and all that happens in nature where the bunny lives. We see the spring surroundings he is born into and feel his surprise as spring becomes summer, then autumn, then winter.
The little bunny is afraid everything is dead in nature around him although his parents attempt to assure him otherwise. As the winter sets in, the little bunny and his parents become drowsy and go to sleep in the warmth and safety of their underground home.
But something happens, one day the little bunny wakes up to find the world is once again in bloom and the various animal friends are awakening, too. What a lovely way to teach the changing seasons to a young child! As well as those of us who are all grown up who wonder if the long winter will ever end.
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a Christian and while not an overtly "Christian" book, I love that on the last page she includes this quote by Martin Luther (paraphrased):
"God has written the promise of new lifeOf course, this is not only a story but a picture book! The illustrations by David McPhail are beautiful. They will draw children into the pages and bring a smile to the person who is reading the book.
not just in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime."
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