If you’re looking to give your child something more meaningful than jelly bellies and chocolate bunnies this Easter, I recommend my favorite Easter book- The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.
Written in 1939, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes feels modern and has an empowering message for young girls.
All the bunnies aspire to be one of the Five Easter Bunnies when they grow up since the Easter Bunnies are the kindest, swiftest and wisest of bunnies. But when the little country bunny says she wants to be an Easter Bunny too, the wealthy rabbits, athletic jackrabbits, and big male rabbits laugh at her.
The country bunny grows up to be a clever, caring, hard-working mother of twenty-one little bunnies. Since this is a children’s story, you won’t be surprised to know that her hard work and kindness pays off in the end when she is picked to be an Easter Bunny.
This was one of my favorite books as a child, and I loved reading it over and over. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes is beautifully illustrated and has such a sweet message. You can get it for $15 at Amazon.com.