My family enjoyed this book. One thing I particularly loved about this book is the author's use of repetition throughout to drive the point home. I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old and repetition is an important part of learning for them. Nearly every part of the conversation ends with some form of "God gave us you." Since this is such an important message, I appreciated the repetition.
The illustrations in this book are darling!
Things to note: The book deals quite a bit with pregnancy. Although it is done in a way that little ones can understand, parents might want to make sure it's not more explicit than you're prepared to be (the book discusses baby growing in mommy's tummy, going to the doctor to hear a heartbeat, mommy feeling special signals when baby wants out, etc.). This being said, I think the book could easily serve as a teaching tool for your child if you're expecting another little one--it will reinforce that your child was a gift from God, while also explaining what's to come with a new little one.
Also, while the book is supposed to be for ages 0-3, and it is a board book, I found some of the wording to be a bit awkward, especially for younger children like my 2 year old. Also, for some reason when I read the description ("God Gave us You assures each child that he or she truly is a treasured gift from the Lord), I thought this book was going to include adopted children as well, but it does not.
(Full Disclosure: I received this book for free as a review copy from Waterbook Press. However, all opinions stated in this review are distinctly my own.)
God Gave Us You is another delightful book by Lisa Tawn Bergren. In this story, Little Cub asks the question of all questions: Where did I come from?
Through their conversation, Mother tells Little Cub that Mother and Father were alone and wanted a baby, and she was a gift from God. Mother told her of the happiness and anticipation of waiting and preparing for Little Cub, along with the wonder of her arrival. And all because "God gave us you."
This is a darling little book for parents to read to their children. I highly recommend it.
I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of an honest review from Water Brook Press through the Blogging for Books program.