Monday, March 2, 2015

Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones *Review

 Bunny's First Spring by Sally Lloyd-Jones

" When a bunny is born in spring, he sees the world as green and new and full of hope.  But as the seasons change, the bunny worries that the earth may be dying.  In bestselling author’s Sally Lloyd-Jones’ latest picture book celebrating the Easter season and rebirth, nature speaks to the bunny, assuring him of something more. Award-winning artist David McPhail’s whimsical illustrations reflect the beauty of the world around us as Lloyd-Jones’ inspirational text prompts readers to celebrate the changing seasons and the miracle of nature’s rebirth."

Beautiful hardback book that shows the beauty of spring. Very detailed illustrations show the seasons that Bunny goes through. Being born in the spring, Bunny sees the newness of the world as it wakes up from winter. The trees are alive with robins as their young ones hatch. The ducklings swim about in the pond. Mother and Dad bunny are so encouraging as Bunny says "The world is growing strong", Dad says, "Like you". Each page the bunny grows and the seasons start to change.
Bunny thinks the tree is sick when it starts to lose its leaves, and Bunny is told to wait and see what happens next. Bunny is a bit distraught and fearful as he thinks "the beautiful earth must be dying".
Bunny gets sleepy in his hollow and awakens with the scent of spring! It is a birthday celebration for Bunny and a new spring.

This is a fun spring book that comes full circle. There is no mention of Easter, but it does symbolize the new birth through the seasons changing.  

Bunny's First Spring would make a wonderful addition to your Easter basket and celebration this spring! Be sure to check it out online at Zondervan.

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  1. This sounds like such a sweet little story! I love when authors give attention to detail in the illustrations.

  2. My daughter is all into any animals, they all want a bunny and would love this book. Sounds like a great one to read to them