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Review of God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren

4/5/11

About the Book:


When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question--one that little "human cubs" often wonder about, too: "Where did I come from?"

As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because--"God gave us you."

Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord.





About the Author:



Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. She just finished writing a Colorado historical trilogy (the first book, BreatheSing and Claim), and has begun a teen series called River of Time (Waterfall, book 1, comes out in February 2011).
Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing (including a fair amount of travel writing), consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She’s married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia (15), Emma (12) and Jack (7).
You can find out more at her website.




About the Illustrator:
Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us YouSmudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Learn more at her website.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

Other books in the series:
God Gave Us Two
God Gave Us Christmas
God Gave Us Heaven
God Gave Us Love
God Gave Us The World

God Gave Us So Much – a limited three book treasury 

My Review:

This is a sweet story that helps parents talk to their little ones about where they came from on their level.  Its message is simple and is told through a cute Polar bear character that children can relate to.   I love how the mama cub repeats that her child is special and was chosen to be in their family!  It clearly explains to curious toddlers and preschoolers how they came to be without giving complicated details.   I have already begun reading this to my infant.  This is definitely a book you will want to add to your library and pass on to your children. (I would recommend this for biological families; if you are looking for a book that is for families who have adopted, there is also a book in the series called God Found Us You. )  I can't wait to read the other books in the series!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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Carolyn said...

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Brenda said...

This sounds like a great book that I would love reading with my 4 year old. We will have to look for that book soon. Thanks for the review.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review, Shelly!

Lisa Tawn Bergren said...

Hey, just discovered your blog and saw you reviewed this! Thanks so much!

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