Monday, February 21, 2011

God Gave Us the World

Storyline - Little Cub and her family go to the museum to see and learn all about the bears of the world. As she sees the displays, she asks her mother why are they different from her and not made the same. The mother patiently explains how God made us all different but we are all still bears. She explains how he is creative and how he made the world and filled it with different bears.

Author - Lisa Tawn Bergren

Illustrator - Laura J. Bryant

Age Group - 5 and up

Positive - The story talks about how we're are all different but still created by God and we are each special. We each have our own place in the world and are important. The book has wonderful examples as Mama Bear explains why thing are the way they are. It also has wonderful lessons about God and about being different.

Negative - Nothing was really negative in this book.

Writing - The story and explanations were simple to understand and would be easily grasped by a child. The pictures were cut and had nice, vivid colors. There was not a lot of description in the story but the pictures helped in that aspect.

Personal Opinion - I thought the story was cute and had a good message for children on God and how others are different but still special. I can't wait to share it with my nephew when he gets older or even my own kids when I get married and have some. A nice story for anyone who wants to teach their kids about why we are different or just to read to them a story with a good message.

Links -  Learn more about the book at: (there is also a discussion guide and coloring pages there). Learn more about the author and her books at: . Lastly, learn more about the illustrator at: .

Disclaimer - In exchange for an honest review, I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Special Notes - Other books about Little Cub and her family are also available.

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  1. Jimi would like you to read him it tonight for bed!!! :)

  2. Thanks for the review! That series has been a huge blessing in my life...I hope it blesses every child who opens it up. :-)