Title: God Gave Us Love
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Illustrator: Laura J. Bryant
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Format: Board Book
Release Date: 2011 (the copyright date inside the book says 2009)
Number of Pages: 22
Target Age Group: 2-5 years old
Summary: Little Cub is irritated by the noisy otters. Grampa calms her down by explaining how God wants us to love others. Little Cub is confused because there are different kinds of love. Grampa explains what God expects of her and she asks God to help her show His love to others… even the otters.
Review: This is the first children’s book I have read for review. The illustrations are well done, the characters are cute and lovable. The message is a good one for everyone to hear, since it reminds us that even when people do things we don’t like we should still endeavor to love them the way God does. Unconditionally.
As far as board books go, it seemed like it had a lot more words than a two to five year old would typically sit through, but it did explain love on a level children can understand.
Recommendation: God Gave Us Love is a book to read together with young children, though it may stretch beyond the attention span of the age group. The message is important and can stand to be repeated. I give this book three quills:
I received this book from WaterBrook Press for my honest review.