Thursday, March 10, 2011

God Gave Us So Much by Lisa Tawn Bergren -- Book Review

Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition
(August 10, 2010)
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307446298
ISBN-13: 978-0307446299
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Three Adorable Tales for Children of All Ages!

Through the eyes of a curious little polar bear, young readers are invited into engaging journeys through the Arctic North Pole to explore some of their most tender-hearted and important questions.

Mama, Papa, and Grampa Bear, the ever-loving and wise guides for Little Cub’s adventures, share with her the incredible miracles of God’s creation and the depths of His love for her. 

This limited edition treasury of the best-selling God Gave Us series includes three complete charming tales—one of which is brand new to the series. With heart and humor, the stories reveal the beauty of diversity throughout the world, the incredible gift of love, and the wonderment of our Heavenly home to come.

All three books are available in this exclusive treasury for the price of two!

God Gave Us the World
A brand new addition to this series.
For a limited time, available exclusively in this treasury!
God Gave Us Love
God Gave Us Heaven

My Review:

3 stars out of 5

I had the opportunity to read and review this book, and have to say how impressed I was with the artwork done by Laura Bryant.  I could just flip through the book and look at these detailed illustrations.  But, I am reviewing the whole book and not just the illustrations.  I had heard about the "Little Bears" books before, but never had a chance to read them, until now.  This book I was given has all three stories, "God Gave Us the World," "God Gave Us Love," and "God Gave Us Heaven."  Each of these stories teaches a different lesson, using gentle Christian messages.  In, "God Gave Us the World, the messages that are trying to be spread are to appreciate and take care of the World and to accept everyone (even if they look different).  In "God Gave Us Love," the message deals with God's love and learning to love each other and ourselves. And, in the third story, "God Gave Us Heaven," deals with death and what Heaven looks like.  Each story is deep in context with the messages they are trying to share.  I don't think my daughter will understand these until she is much older, say 8 yrs. and above, even though the age range for this book is for children ages 4-8.  Younger children will love the beautiful illustrations, but I don't think the messages can be conversation starters for children this young.  I will definitely keep this book in Savannah's collection and share at a later time, when she can truly enjoy and comprehend the messages.

About the Author:

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than 1.5 million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their three children. Visit her website at

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 You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Disclosure:  I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The views above are mine and mine alone.

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