The $ 7.50 Bunny That Changed the World

Children - Grade 4th-6th
48 Pages
Reviewed on 01/01/2013
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Author Biography

Gretta Parker has written for the Examiner, Triad Happy Tails Magazine, and edited for Polo Ralph Lauren. She self-published her debut book The Easter Bunny That Grew Up about her beloved rabbit Flopsy Parker that captured hearts around the world with his message of rabbit adoption. He was a little rabbit abandoned at a North Carolina shelter that went on to find fame on Facebook for his antics. She used the proceeds to start the Flopsy Parker Memorial Sanctuary for elderly bunnies, special needs bunnies, or bunnies with behavioral issues. The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World is her debut book with BQB Publishing that celebrates Flopsy’s life in pictures and expands on the lessons he taught her. He only cost $7.50 to adopt, but he was her greatest teacher. He taught her more than a college education did in just two short years. She wrote this book to inspire other people to go their own local shelters and rescues around the globe and to adopt or volunteer.

She is now the mother of seventeen bunnies, all adopted from shelters and runs Baskets for Bunnies, Inc., a nonprofit that supplies rescues with supplies. She plans to start of a series of clinics in the United States that offer low-cost rabit spay and neuter clinics in Flopsy’s name.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jacqueline Ruiz for Readers' Favorite

This book, written by Gretta Parker, brought a tear to my eye and a knot in my throat as I read the last few pages out loud. Parker dedicates this book to her bunny, Flopsy, and goes into detail on how Flopsy changed her life and other peoples’ as well. From the moment they saw each other Parker was drawn to Flopsy. We have all heard of people who make Facebook pages for their dogs and cats, but Parker made one for Flopsy! The bunny inspired her to form a non-profit company based on adopting bunnies. She also inspired her to do many other things. You will say after finishing the book that Flopsy was more than just a pet; hhe was Parker’s son.

This type of inspiration is wonderful. I think that when you care about something so much, you will want to do all you can to let the world know how much you love this person or, in the case of Parker, animal. There are so many things in this world to inspire us. For example, I am inspired by the beautiful country of Ecuador. This country makes me want to write numerous stories about it and about my family that lives here. Parker also recounts the passing of Flopsy. It is always sad when someone considered part of the family dies, but I think that what made this story more heart-wrenching was the fact that the whole story was written from Flopsy’s point of view. That means we are in Flopsy’s head when he starts to get tired and finally never wakes up. But, there is a silver lining here. From Heaven, Flopsy becomes the Angel of Bunny Adoptions.

Stephannie Seyforth

The $7.50 Bunny That Changed The World opens a beautiful doorway into the life of not only one rabbit, but the plight of homeless rabbits. The love that one little rabbit spread from his adoptive family, to all over the world is amazing! Great Job!