On this sunny, but a bit chilly, beautiful Easter day I wanted to share with you my all time favorite Easter book, “The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes“.
It’s a lovely story with a powerful message that is told gently with wonderful illustrations.This book from the 1930’s, written by Du Bose Heyward, was well before its time. It features a single mother and taught racial tolerance and gender equality with a central message of kindness, perseverance and teamwork.
The illustrations by Marjorie Flack are simply gorgeous and really bring the story to life.
Little Cottontail dreams of being one of the five Easter Bunnies, but when she grows up and has twenty-one little bunnies, the dream seems unlikely to come true. But as Grandfather Bunny searches for a replacement Easter Bunny, he decides that Cottontail is just right for the job, and gives Cottontail the most difficult job of all – one that requires her to be wise, and kind, and swift, and very, very brave.
It is truly an inspiring book for readers young and old. Always remember, no matter your circumstances to never give up on your dreams. With hard work, perseverance and kind heart, anything is possible.