Sunday, March 18, 2012

God Gave Us You

God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren is a sweet book that any parent wanting to explain to their child in simple words the story of their birth will want on their bookshelf.  It is a board book for ages 0-3.  The story opens with Mama Bear tucking Little Cub in for the night.  Little Cub asks, "Mama, where did I come from?"  Mama Bear then tells her their story of how "God gave us you."  The story is told from a Christian worldview and does a great job of conveying to a little one how precious they are.

Mother Bear takes Little Cub back to the time when it was just papa and her.  She tells how they wanted a baby.  She shares their excitement of finding out she was growing inside her.  She continues with how Little Cub grew bigger and bigger in her tummy, how her papa talked to her, and how she prayed for her.  Then Mama Bear concludes with her birth day and how they marveled at the miracle of "incredible you."

I am a strong advocate of reading to children.  I read to my babies from the time they were born, and I still read to them today at the age of 18 and on down.  My oldest son when he was small went to bed with his favorite books rather then a stuffed animal or blanket.  Most of my children are avid readers today.  This book is a great one to start a child out on in their journey to loving to read.  An additional plus is the Biblical message that is taught in the simple story--The message that God gave us you.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

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