Reviewer: Robyn Roberts
Title: God Gave Us the World
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrator: Laura J. Bryant
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Release Date: January 2011
Genre/Sub-genre: Children's Storybook
Publisherís Age/Grade Recommendation: Ages 4-8
OUARís Age/Grade Recommendation: Ages 2.10
Overall Rating: 4.25
Lisa's Website: www.lisatawnbergren.com
In her newest book, God Gave Us the World, Lisa Tawn Bergren explores the idea that although there are many kinds of bears on earth, they were all made by a loving and creative God. Mama Bear and Little Cub talk about the different kinds of bears and where they live. They also touch on the idea that God made the earth for all of us and that we need to take care of it. A small message of conservation worked into the story in a way that children can grasp and understand.
I have thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in the God Gave Us series. This book does not disappoint. It enchants and delights children of all ages. And while it winds up a bit in the middle, the story does wind down at the end making this a wonderful book to read before bedtime.
Laura J. Bryant has once again given us charming bears that are a sensory delight. The colors and playful look of the bears make them utterly charming and not at all scary (as bears can sometimes be).
This book is another one that should be on all childrenís bookshelves as a keeper. Itís a classic that you will read over and over to your children. Robyn
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