Please join me in welcoming Valerie Fentress back to the blog today to chat about her new children’s book, An Easter Bunny’s Tale!
AN EASTER BUNNY’S TALE by Valerie Fentress
GENRE: Inspirational Children’s Picture Book
PUBLISHER: Bee Magnified Press
RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2022
Who is the Easter Bunny?
Let him tell you the tale of how everything has changed, even himself.
Follow a little rabbit, as he discovers a familiar voice in a garden one night. The man is God in the flesh, of this he is sure, and he cannot help but follow Him, as He is captured and put on trial.
The little rabbit is confused at what he sees, but as he hides and waits he discovers true transformation. Now he can’t wait to tell you and his friends about the good news he has found.
Will you help to share his tale?
by Valerie Fentress, author of An Easter Bunny’s Tale
An Easter Bunny’s Tale is a walk through the events of Easter from the perspective of a little gray bunny. It is a means to reclaim the Easter Bunny character to point to Christ instead of candy. This book “presents the Gospel message in a sweet and kid-friendly manner. With warm and endearing illustrations, An Easter Bunny’s Tale offers biblical truth and reminds us of God’s love and grace.”
I have two favorite quotes from this book.
Near the beginning of the book, our main character, the little gray rabbit, is starting to tell his story to other rabbits nearby. He begins to communicate something unique about a voice he heard in the garden by saying, ‘It was the voice that calls the dawn. The same one that whispers in the wind and creation sings His praise.”
I love the power and awe of this sentence. I wanted to communicate that creation knows God’s voice. Nature and God’s creation is a place I see and hear God the most in my faith, and a place God reveals himself (Romans 1:20) that I wanted this rabbit to know the sound of Jesus’ voice. It was a way to remind myself and the reader that Jesus was fully God, even in his manly form. This quote has caused me to sit back and think about what Jesus’ voice sounded like. Or even back to when Moses was talking with God on Mt. Sinai, was it the same voice that spoke to the disciples and people of Galilee? It’s one of those thoughts that sends chills down my spine, and make me long for heaven.
The second quote, I just love is, ‘May this message spread as fast as your feet, so all can know salvation’s peace.’ This is a quote from when Jesus is talking to the rabbit after Jesus’ resurrection.
This is the charge and mission Jesus gives the bunny, and truthfully it is the charge and mission He’s given all of us. To tell the Good News to everyone. To share the transformation Jesus has done in our own lives so all can know the saving grace of Jesus, death and resurrection. It reminds me so much of Ephesians 6:15, when it talks about the ever ready footplates of the gospel of peace. My goal is for this book is to communicate the transformational power of Jesus’ resurrection, and to empower young kids to claim its truth as well as share the Gospel with others.
Let the little children come to me, and do not dissuade them. For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14
I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do, as well as the rest of the story in An Easter Bunny’s Tale. You can find out more about the book and the author at www.valeriefentress.com
Valerie Fentress writes children’s books hoping to communicate biblical truths through simple stories. She is the author of Beneath the Hood, and an avid blogger. Valerie lives in Texas with her husband and three boys, who challenge her daily to find joy between imagination and chaos. You can find more of her books and thoughts on her blog at www.valeriefentress.com/blog.
What about you? What makes you want to get An Easter Bunny’s Tale by Valerie Fentress for a young child in your life?