Little Cub's trip to a special museum exhibit, "Bears Around the World," sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home.
As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn't God make us all the same?
With Mama's loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God's wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that_
"Every bear has a special place in God's great, big world."
This adorable story offers young children who are discovering their place in God's big world an opportunity to learn about the wonder of diversity, the gift of creativity, the importance of caring for His gifts, and how each child-each creation-is special to God.
God Gave Us the World Written by Lisa T. Bergren and Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant is a sweet little book that teaches children that God created the world, and all the different people in it, using a bear family's trip to a museum to start a conversation between Momma bear and Little Cub. The illustrations are adorable, and perfectly describes the authors words.
I read this book to my two daughters (ages 4 &7) and they absolutely loved the story. We will be trying to collect the rest of this series for my daughters to share.
Here is a list of the the other books in this series:
God Gave Us You
God Gave Us Two
God Gave Us Christmas
God Gave Us Heaven
God Gave Us Love
WaterBrook Multnomah has provided some companion coloring sheets for this book and the other books in this series to download.
**God Gave Us the World Written by Lisa Tawn Bergren and Illustrated Laura J. Bryant was provided for me free by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
Little Bear has many questions about all the different kinds of bears that live all over the world. Why do they look different than she does? Why do they not live in the same snowy world she enjoys? Are they, too, created by the same God who loves her?
As Mama teaches Little Bear about God's unique creation, there are many lessons children can learn about how wonderful and creative their loving God is. For, truly, He has given us a wonderful world to live in!
While visiting a museum exhibit, "Bears Around the World," Mama Bear helps Little Cub learn about the different kinds of bears living in different places around the world. Surprised to see other kinds of bears that have strange diets like panda bears and sloth bears, Little Cub (who is a polar bear) begins to ask lots of questions. God Gave Us the World is a cute, colorful book that teaches young kids about the awesome wonders of God's creation, the amazing abilities of God the Creator, His creativity, and our responsibility to take care of the earth/world which is God's gift to us. Kids will learn to appreciate the uniqueness of each bear/person and celebrate the beauty of our differences. The illustrations are fantastic. Beautiful details. I encourage you to also check out other books in the God Gave Us series (eg. God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Love, God Gave Us Christmas, etc.). They all are adorable. They are geared towards children ages 3 to 8.
~ I received this book for review from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.
This book may be the best conversation starter of the series yet. I have enjoyed all of them so far, but this one has a beautiful way of bringing up how creative God was when He created the world. It is told by bringing up the different bears and where they live in the world and what they eat, but it can easily be brought up how people live in different places, with different foods and different looks. There is a bit of tree hugging in the mix, but it's not overdone so I didn't mind it (you know, don't hurt the earth and such). Overall this is my favorite book in the series to date!
God Gave Us the World by Lisa Tawn Bergren is the sixth book in the "God Gave Us" series. This book is generally geared toward children ages 3-7 years old. After reading it myself, I found that it is full of a lot of food for thought in teaching our children.
The large colorfully illustrated pages in this book are sure to engage this visual interest of children. My daughter going on three this year really liked pointing out the images on each pages of the various bears. In this story you'll find the mama bear taking her cub on a trip to a museum in order to teach him about bears living in different habitats that eat different foods, and she points out how they look different, even though they are all bears. Through this lesson the cub and the children listening and reading this book will and will have learned the importance truths about God and his creation in making us all different and not the same and how to celebrate those differences and care for the earth around us.
This is a wonderful book that should be in every child's library. I look forward to adding and reading the other titles in the God Gave Us series.