The Bunny Side of Easter
Linda W. Rooks
On Easter morning, as parents watch their children scurry about the yard, looking for Easter eggs, many feel a disconnect between the legend of the Easter bunny and the real meaning of Easter. The Bunny Side of Easter fills the gap, taking children on an exciting and charming adventure with hints of allegory that point children to the true significance of Easter. The Bunny Side of Easter is an exciting adventure about an ordinary rabbit whose act of heroism makes him the Easter bunny and the rabbit on the moon. Lost in a forest on Easter eve, a mischievous rabbit, a plucky duck and a playful monkey face a fearsome tiger. Can they save themselves and the little angel who was kind to them? Will the angel discover the truth about her power? A tale of fears faced, friendships gained, and faith discovered.
Author Linda W. Rooks published her first adult book, Broken Heart on Hold, with David C. Cook in 2006. Now she takes her life-long love of children's books and uses it to tell a winsome, but exciting adventure that points children to the real meaning of Easter. A graduate in creative writing from San Francisco State University and now a grandmother of five, Linda's writing has appeared in a number of national publications, including Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul, Focus on the Family, Today's Christian Woman and HomeLife. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. Linda is a member of Advanced Writers and Speaker's Association (AWSA), American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and is a founding member of Word Weavers International. She has appeared as a guest many times on TV and radio talk shows throughout the North American continentIllustrator Marilee Harrald-Pilz has been a freelance illustrator for over 25 years, working in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. She has illustrated everything from kid's magazines, educational materials, giftware packaging, greeting cards and children's picture books. Some of her clients in publishing include Highlights for Children, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Kane Press, and Harper Collins UK. She is presently working on writing and illustrating her own picture books. She and her husband live near Chicago.