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GOD GAVE US YOU by :LISA TAWN BERGREN - REVIEWED

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Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:

WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000
***Special thanks to Laura Tucker, WaterBrook Multnomah Publicity, for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:




Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of eight novels, three novellas, and two gift books, with more than a half-million books in print. God Gave Us You is her first children’s book. As an editor during the week and a writer on weekends, she makes her very-messy-but-cozy home in Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their daughters, Olivia and Emma.

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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:


Laura J. Bryant attended the Maryland Institute of Art, where she received a strong foundation in drawing, painting, and print-making. Illustrating children’s books has provided her with both a rewarding and creative career. Laura’s clients have included Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, and Stech-Vaughn publishers, among others. She currently lives among the tidal rivers on the eastern shore of Maryland with her loving husband and curiously cantankerous cat!

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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:



Filled with playful, winsome illustrations by an artist who specializes in polar bear images, this four-color, read-to-me picture book will build children’s self-esteem through the tale of a mama bear who reassuringly explains where her cub came from and affirms Mama and Papa’s great love for her.



Product Details:

List Price: $10.99
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1578563232
ASIN: B002PJ4LHM

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:

To Liv, Emma, and Jack—
Words cannot express how glad
we are that God gave us you.
—L.T.B.



To Ron and Shirley—
Who have an endless supply of love and generosity.
—L.J.B.




“Good night, sweet child,” Mama said as she tucked Little Cub in.

But Little Cub wasn’t quite ready to go to sleep.

“Mama, where did I come from?” she asked.



“From God,” her mother answered. “Your papa and I were alone, and we wanted
a baby.”

“And you got me?” Little Cub asked, her voice muffled by the covers.

“Yes, my special child. God gave us you.”

REVIEW: I ADORE Lisa's children's books. I specially like that this book is available now as a board book. It has a great message that kids will enjoy reading over and over again. I know that my grandson loves looking at the pictures of the bears and the loving message he doesn't quite understand but loves looking at it. The bears are fun and the message is conveyed in pictures and words. Letting each child know that they are special, loved and his parents are glad to have them in their lives!They are truly gifts from God. I don't think we hear that enough.

If you haven't read any of Lisa's other books you should. They are just as fun, beautiful and have great messages. You'll enjoy reading them over and over again. Lisa knows how to create a special time with your children and grandchildren!!

Thanks Lisa and  Laura J. Bryant for creating such meaningful and beautiful children s books.

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network 
www.bookfun.org 

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