Patiently responding to each of Little Cub's many questions about the baby, Mama and Papa affirm their great love for their first child, while gently paving the way for the new arrival. At first, Little Cub wants to know if she can move out of the house when the baby comes; by the end of the story, she is eagerly anticipating the arrival of a younger brother or sister she can play with, and who will look up to her. From addressing the question of whether a family can return a baby they don't like to explaining the importance of becoming a big sister, Mama and Papa often return to the refrain introduced in this book: "Because God gave us you," frequently adding, "Now he's given us two." Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
The sequel to the bestselling "God Gave Us You" reaffirms a child's place in his or her parents' hearts while making way for the birth of a sibling. Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was--and still is wanted.
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of ten novels, three novellas, and two gift books, with nearly 700,000 books in print. This is her second children’s book, following the best-selling release God Gave Us You. Lisa makes her very-messy-but-cozy home in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Olivia and Emma.
ILLUSTRATORBIO: Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art, where she received a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and print-making, with supplemental education in children’s writing and book making. Illustrating children’s books has provided her with both a rewarding and creative career. Laura’s clients have included Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, Steck-Vaughn, and Penguin Putnam books for Young Readers, among others. She currently lives with her husband nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains of Mathias, West Virginia.