Monday, September 19, 2011

God Gave Us You

From the back of the book: When a young polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her mama a very important question: "Where did I come from?" As Mama Bear tucks her little one under the quilts, she lovingly explains, "We wanted you very, very, much, and we are so very glad because...God gave us you."

I enjoy Lisa Tawn Bergren's adult fiction, so I was looking forward to reading one of her children's books. If her other children's books are as good as this one, she is a great children's author as well. God Gave Us You is a simple story that teaches children what a wonderful gift from God they are. As Little Cub asks questions about where she came from, Mama Cub answers lovingly and ends each answer with the phrase "God gave us you." Repeating phrases in books for young children is great, and "God gave us you" is a wonderful phrase to repeat! This is a story that will never get old. My three year old loves books, and I am sure that God Gave Us You will be read over and over again. The copy of the book that I received is a board book which is perfect for small hands. The colorful illustrations are fun to look at and discuss as well. If you are in the market for children's books, this is a book that would be great to add to your collection. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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