Mr. Flopsy, Whispers from God: A Lesson on Being Still by Christi Eley and illustrated by Aries Cheung is a sweet, religious picture book.
Cam is a loud, little boy who asks a lot of questions. He heard people reciting Bible passages and he doesn’t understand what it means. Along comes Mr. Flopsy, a cute and adorable, fluffy bunny who is going to help him understand. He teaches him about how to appreciate the world, patience and anxiety.
I think this book would be amazing in print form. I received an electronic copy so the formatting is obviously a little bit different. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and colourful and they make the story super engaging. I can easily see this becoming a fave for Sunday Schools! My personal favourite is the scene of Mr. Flopsy in his vegetable garden. What an amazing illustration! P.S. The illustrator is Canadian! Bonus marks from this Canadian!
Also, side note: Cottontail Publishing is the most precious name for the publishing company that helped get this book out. Bunny puns for days!
Overall, this is a sweet picture book! Even if you aren’t religious, I think this can be a great tool to teach patience, anxiety and worry. The religious aspect of this book isn’t forced onto the reader anyways, so this can be a valuable tool or just a great picture book for reading time.
Four out of five stars.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review.
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