Monday, December 27, 2010

God Gave Us So Much - Review

God Gave Us So Much is a cute three book treasury written by Lisa Tawn Bergren and illustrated by Laura J. Bryant.  Little Cub is the star of each book, asking many questions of an adult family member.

In God Gave Us the World, Little Cub has a conversation with her Mama about bears from different habitats.  This was a very cute story and included several tidbits about different types of bears.  My little guy (age 3) and his two friends (ages 2 and 5) were fascinated by this story.  They asked a lot of questions along with Little Cub.  The boys had a lot to say when it was finished and really seemed to understand the story.  I had to explain to them that God makes all different types of people and that those people sometimes live in different places, but they are young, so it didn't surprise me too much.

God Gave Us Love is  Again, Little Cub asks a lot of questions, this time to her Grampa.  Grampa does a rather vague job of describing different types of love.  The three boys I read this to got bored in the middle of this story and we had to put the book away for a while.  They liked the very beginning part where Little Cub is fishing with her Grampa and they encounter a couple otters, but after that they were lost.

God Gave Us Heaven is a really nice story about what Heaven is like.  Little Cub's Papa doesn't always know exactly what to say in response to her questions, and I like that!  I don't always know the answers either, and it was refreshing to read that in this book.  The boys were once again excited when we read this book!  They had so many questions, and the book prompted a huge discussion about Heaven.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this treasury, as did the boys!  The stories are really cute and mostly well thought out.  We weren't as thrilled with God Gave Us Love, but it still had a lot of good points and we have read it several times since.  This is a great, fun collection to get kids thinking and asking questions!

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


claudeabgood said...

Great review...I really enjoyed the treasury myself.

My This N That Life said...

Thanks! I'll be anxious to see if we review the same book next time! :)

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