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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
and the book:
WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000
***Special thanks to Laura Tucker, WaterBrook Multnomah Publicity, for sending me a review copy.***
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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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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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.
List Price: $10.99
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000)
AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:
Words cannot express how glad
we are that God gave us you.
To Ron and Shirley—
Who have an endless supply of love and generosity.
“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.
“And you got me?” Little Cub asked, her voice muffled by the covers.
“Yes, my special child. God gave us you.”
My Thoughts ~ This is a darling book that shows not only how much a parent loves their child, but that God sent that child to be part of the family. For me, that’s a great ‘lesson’ to include. We also love the illustrations in this sturdy board book.
While it is not one of J’s favorites at the moment, I suspect he’ll want to hear it more and more when his attention span has lengthened.