Monday, February 14, 2011

Book Review: God Gave Us the World

God Gave Us the World by Lisa Tawn Bergren and aret by Laura J. Bryant is a children’s picture book about a little bear.  On a trip to the museum, the little bear learns that there are other types of bears in the world that look different than he does and even eat different food.  Little Cub questions why all bears weren’t made the same.  His mother is able to provide answers that explain how great God is and how wonderful all his creations are, each in a special way.  

As a counselor, I think this is a wonderful book for all families to have to help teach little ones the important lessons of diversity, tolerance, and reaching out to those who are different.  It helps children understand that even though people may look different, they are each very special to God.  God as a creator is explained in a way that children can understand a very basic message that God loves to create.  One of my favorite lines is when his mama says, “It is always good to make new friends, try new things, and know more about this world that God gave us.”  I think this encourages children to reach out and learn about different people.  I also liked another message in the book and that is we are responsible for caring for the world that God gave us.  

I would recommend this book for children ages 3-8.  The graphics are delightful and engaging and your little one is sure to love the story.  This is a must-have book for families, Sunday school, Christian schools or to give as a gift.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books for review purposes.  This review contains my honest opinions.

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