Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


With Thanksgiving approaching, it's important to remember all the good things God has given us.  Author, Lisa Tawn Bergren does just that in her cute GOD GAVE US picture books.  Any of these books would make wonderful gifts for a new baby, a baptism, birthday, Valentine's Day, or Christmas.  The first one I ever came across was God Gave Us You, with illustrations by Laura J. Bryant.  This book gently answers a little bear cub's question of, "Where did I come from?"  The answer is simply explained without adult details.  I tear up every time I read:
"When we found out you were growing inside me, 
we were so happy!  
Even the angels were celebrating for us!"
"Because of me?" asked Little Cub.
"Yes, my darling child.  Because God gave us you." 
God Gave Us You

The book I choose first for my Christmas book list, "FORTY BOOKS FOR FORTY DAYS", is just as sweet and tender.  Click here to read an excellent and detailed review.  I think you'll want this book in your child's personal library!   God Gave Us Christmas, illustrated by David Hohn.
God Gave Us Christmas (God Gave Us...)

Other books by Lisa Tawn Bergren:
GOD GAVE US TWO, GOD GAVE US LOVE, GOD FOUND US YOU (for adoptive families).

1 comment:

  1. We have both books and Sophie loves to read both of them as much now as she did a couple of years ago. Classics!