Friday, December 2, 2011

God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren

This is a board book meant to answer a little one who is asking "Where did I come from?"  The text and illustrations show a mother bear leading her cub through the stages of her pregnancy starting from papa and mama wanting a cub, to finding out about the pregnancy and watching it progress, and ending with bringing the cub home from the hospital.  The message throughout is that the cub is a gift from God and is loved and treasured by her parents.  The book contains words that are easy to understand and cute illustrations...the perfect length for a small child's attention span.

While this would be a great gift for any traditional family, I would hesitate to give it to a single parent.  Both the mama and papa bear are present throughout the pregnancy and involved in the story (hence the "Us" in the book title).  For a small child growing up without a daddy, for example, this may raise more questions than it answers. 

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

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