Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Balancing Act- Kids and Their Self Esteem


Our kids are all different. They are individuals. And sometimes that is hard. Bolstering self esteem in our kids is an important but difficult job. We can constantly tell them that we love them and how great they are and praise their accomplishments BUT all it will take is one negative comment from another child and everything that we have done to build them up is torn down. Teaching them to love themselves is so important. And any way that you can do that is essential. 

Enter a new book by Angie Smith. "Audrey Bunny" is the story of a stuffed bunny with a mark on her chest. Over and over again she is not chosen by the children who come to the store all because of the mark. Finally, a sweet little girl named Caroline choses her. Audry constantly tries to hide her mark until the day that Caroline tells her that she was chosen because of her mark. She is loved and wanted. 

I love this book. Knowing the background of Audrey Bunny from reading Angie Smith's previous books and blogs made the story that much more important. The illustrations are beautifully done and make you happy just looking at them. My son loved the story and kept pulling out all of the many bunnies in our home to hear the story with him. He has asked to hear it again and again. 

Here is Angie Smith talking about "Audrey Bunny".





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I received a copy of this book for my self and also a copy to give away by Fly By Promotions. To be entered into the giveaway all you have to do is sign up for my monthly newsletter in the right sidebar. A random winner will be chosen on Friday afternoon from the list of subscribers. They will be notified by email on Saturday.

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