Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
Sally Lloyd-Jones is an award-winning New York Times bestselling writer of over 30 books for children. Her books are written for children (although a lot of adults are reading them, too) and include: The Jesus Storybook Bible, an ALA Notable and winner of the Platinum Book Award; Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the Association of Christian Publisher's Adult Devotional Book of the year; and the Christopher Medal winner, Baby Wren and the Great Gift. Sally was born in Africa, educated in England, studied at the Sorbonne, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at sallylloyd-jones.com.
DAVID McPHAIL is the creator of dozens of wonderful books, including Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day, Sisters, and Mole Music, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in New Hampshire. www.davidmcphail.com
A Martin Luther quote ends this book, reminding readers that God has written the promise of new life in every springtime leaf. But in the beginning, there is a bunny, born in the spring, who sees that "the earth is new, like me." As other newly born animals take their first steps or fly from the nest, the bunny notices the beauty of the world. As the seasons change, the bunny becomes attuned to the cycle of life, though, at times, it frightens him: the world seems to be dying before his eyes. "And Yet-And Yet!" the woodpecker taps. Sure enough, after a winter's sleep, the bunny understands that life can be resurrected from apparent death, and the sun's warmth can return to gladden hearts. McPhail's ink-and-watercolor artwork displays both the innocence and concern that come as the bunny begins to understand that the world is complicated, and it culminates in the joy of fresh beginning. Although this can be read on a secular level, young Christian children will see overtones of the Jesus story in Lloyd-Jones' comforting words.--Booklist