When my girls were younger, I always enjoyed reading them books that not only shared a story but also taught a spiritual lesson in an age-appropriate manner. I Believe Bunny by Tish Rabe, illustrated by Frank Endersby, is one of those books. It would be great as a read-aloud for children as young as two or three with its simple story and attractive layout.
The book describes how I Believe Bunny hears a mouse crying for help; she needs to be rescued from the swirling river. Bunny realizes that he needs to act, though he is little and afraid. He prays and asks God for help and, with a little aid from his friends, is able to save the mouse. The simple message of the story is that with God’s help, even you as a small child can make a difference in the lives of others.
This is a nice, sturdy hardcover book with adorable illustrations. The pictures truly make the story come to life. The text is written in a rhyming pattern that will appeal to young listeners. I can see this being a book that a young child would want to hear read aloud over and over again.