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Book Review: God Gave Us You – by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Book: God Gave Us You
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren; Illustrator Laura J. Bryant
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Date: 2011
Genre: Children: age 0-3, Christian life, fiction
Pages: 18; board book
Price: $6.99 US, $7.99 CAN
My Rating: A nice little book for any small child

I received this book through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.

God Gave Us You is a richly illustrated board book with artwork that depicts the tenderness between parents and their baby. This book is just the right size for small hands. Its sentiment is comforting and clearly stated for a child to understand.

As mother bear is tucking her little cub into bed one night, she is asked the question most children ask at some time, “Where did I come from?” Mother Bear answers, “From God”, and then goes into just enough detail to settle the question without it being information overload.

The author’s approach in how she has mother bear answer that age old question is both satisfying to a young mind and assurance of being loved. The mother talks about her pregnancy in a comforting way and shows the eager anticipation she had for her baby’s arrival. “Every night I prayed for you, my special child.”

The oft repeated line, “God gave us you”, is early encouragement that the child’s life is known by God who loves her.

This is such a lovely book that a very young child can enjoy. It would be a thoughtful addition to a baby shower gift.

You can find God Gave Us You listed on my BUY THE BOOK! page.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂