Told in rhyme, The I Believe Bunny is a poem about a bunny who lives in a land that is ‘hard to find.’ One day it rains and the otherwise sunny, flowery glen is suddenly muddy and droopy. The river was a little unsettled as a result of the rain and a small mouse was struggling in the water. The mouse cries to the I Believe Bunny to help save because she doesn’t know how to swim. Our young bunny friend tries to save the mouse on his own but is having a tough time. Finally he prays for God to help him save the mouse and suddenly his friends Squirrel, Skunk and Raccoon show up to help rescue the poor, small mouse. The book concludes:
“Have faith in God’s love,
and you’ll find when you do,
nothing you try will be
impossible for you.”
The moral of the story is that anything is possible with and for God – no matter how big or how small you may be. This is a relatively new series published by Thomas Nelson. For more information about the new I Believe Bunny series, you can click on their website.
Another set of parable books that are offered by Thomas Nelson are a series by Liz Higgs. Now, unfortunately, this series is being discontinued so I’d encourage you to pick up copies whenever you find them! Each book relates to a particular season. In The Sunflower Parable a young boy is planting sunflower seeds that he doesn’t think will amount to much. However, he learns a variety of lessons as they grow up taller and taller, reaching towards Heaven. Each page has a scripture reference on it as well and the same is true of the other books in the series. One of our favorite books to read last fall was The Pumpkin Patch Parable and I’m currently on the prowl for The Pine Tree Parable to read around Christmas time. I’ve been really impressed by the two books that I have managed to find and I guess two out of four isn’t all that bad, eh!? (The last book in the series is an Easter Parable entitled The Parable of the Lily which it looks like I can still get on Amazon so I’m happy for that!)
Thomas Nelson has done a good job of providing parable books for children. Again, you can check out their website for additional information.
What about you and your family? Do you have any similar books that you would recommend for me to read with my children? Leave a note and I’ll look them up (with thanks)!
Carrie comes by her book obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.