What is the book about? It’s about how God lost the world to the animals. The world is in their house. Like the world is in our house as a globe. God lost the globe.
What’s special about the bears in this book? They have different tongues. Wanna see my tongue? Displays tongue… I wish I was a sloth bear. I would eat bamboo. But then I would be a panda bear.
Why are there different kinds of bears? God created them all His own ways. He likes different things.
How can we take care of the world God gave us? We could put it in our closet because it’s so tiny. But it might not fit in your closet. OK, OK. We could put it in our hearts. We could just breathe, and the world would go into our hearts.
How can we make the world more beautiful? Dress it as a girl or a handsome prince. Draw some hair on it and dress it in my ballerina outfit!
You do realize the world is rather large? We are on it – it’s not something we can hold? Well, you can see it even though you’re on it, because you can see it in your heart.
What does mean that “our world is fragile”? It can be destroyed by fire, like if a dragon was breathing in our house and burned it down. Dragons are not good for the world.
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!
Today's Wild Card author is:
WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, Doubleday Religion / Waterbrook Multnomah / Divisions of Random House, Inc. for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than 1.5 million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Love follows in Lisa’s classic tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
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List Price: $10.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (January 11, 2011)
God Gave Us You
God Gave Us Two
God Gave Us Christmas
God Gave Us Heaven
God Gave Us Love
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AND NOW...THE FIRST FOUR PAGES...press the pictures to better view them: