Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe

"The I Believe Bunny" written by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Frank Endersby is part of a new series for young children. Boys and girls can identify with the adorable bunny who will teach them how to put their faith into action. In this book Bunny teaches about the power of prayer.

Bunny comes across a mouse struggling to stay afloat in the river. The mouse calls out to him for help because she can't swim. Bunny wants to help but he's scared because the river is very deep. He uses a tree branch to reach out to the mouse but he starts to slip into the water. Bunny puts aside his fear and prays to God for help. His friends appear, together they rescue the mouse and Bunny knows that God answered his prayers.

This hardcover book is just beautifully done! The story is easily understood and will appeal to youngsters. The watercolor illustrations are enchanting and they complement the writing. Children will be entertained while learning a lesson about faith. I thought it was well done but I decided to get some expert opinions. I read it to my grandsons, who are four and two years of age. They gave it two thumbs up. Even better, they asked for a second reading.

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1400314768
Price: $9.99