Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Over the Counter #481

What book caught my eye this week?

It was the cover of Peacebunny Island: The Extraordinary Journey of a Boy and His Comfort Rabbits, and How They’re Teaching Us about Hope and Kindness by Caleb Smith that made me take a second look. Love the bunny!

"The incredible true story of a boy who is changing the world through kindness . . . one bunny at a time.
Meet Caleb Smith: a young man who, at age 8, decided to follow his dream to train endangered and rescued rabbits to become therapy animals. Today, 16-year-old Caleb is an entrepreneur who owns and operates a private 22-acre Mississippi River sanctuary called Peacebunny Island. The deal is simple: he saves the rabbits, and they help save us. Driven by an unbreakable desire to spread kindness and compassion, Caleb’s adventures include:

Founding a program of therapy rabbits who visit with veterans, senior citizens, families with special needs, and much more
Embarking on a quest along the Mississippi River to develop the site that would become Peacebunny Island
Overcoming challenges and obstacles along the way, while never giving up
Becoming an advocate for animal rescue, comfort animal training, and endangered species preservation
Inspiring hope and possibility in the next generation of young people.
Readers who love animal stories like We Bought a Zoo, Watership Down, and Marley & Me will treasure Peacebunny Island―an unforgettable journey of determination and faith destined to touch hearts around the world."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over the counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing! - Caleb

Luanne said...

You're welcome Caleb! I'm looking forward to reading it - you've done an amazing thing!