Saturday, February 19, 2011

Book Review- God Gave Us The World

God Gave Us the World

God Gave Us the World is a sweet book. It follows a mother and her bear club through the museum as the cub learns that there are all different kinds of bears. He asks questions and she answers them. The book does a great job of emphasizing God's creativity and care in creation, as well reinforcing the beauty he placed in making each bear unique. It provides an easy avenue for discussion with your children. The theme is clear- God made us all different, but no matter what skin we have, where we live, or what food we eat, we are all unique and special. We are all valuable and loved. We should appreciate and embrace our differences.

The books illustration (as with the other books in the series) are beautiful.

The only criticism I have to offer is the author went beyond the above theme and tried to also incorporate environmental themes toward the end of the book. The book went a little awry at those points. It felt like she tried to fit too much in one book. The book would have flowed better and made most sense had she simply stuck to valuing each other and saved the theme of caring for the earth for a different book.

(I recieved this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.)

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