I was pretty excited to see this book come out as a book selection I could review! I really really love this author and "God Gave Us the World" definitely did NOT disappoint! I gave it to my kids for Valentine's Day today and we had a great time reading it together. My kids love books and this one definitely kept their attention all the way to the end. At the ages of 2 and 3 that's important!
It's a sweet little conversation between Mama Bear and Little Cub who is very inquisitive about the world around her. They go to a museum and find out about bears that are different than they are and where and how they live around the world. It's fun and really emphasizes how God made each one of us special and how we are all part of God's amazing creation. I really liked how Little Cub thought it was strange how other bears eat trees (bamboo). Mama Bear was quick to explain that "Even though other bears eat what you might not like, we're all bears. God made us all. God made the world and everything in it."
I love the emphasis on diversity and the beautifulness of God's creation because He made us all different. It's a valuable lesson that we want to emphasize to our kids. It's important to see others as beautiful creations that God has made and that God loves just as much as He loves us. This is a book we will definitely read over and over and treasure for a long time.
This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah. All opinions are strictly my own.