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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1st edition (September 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578563232
  • ASIN: B002PJ4LHM
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 8.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question--one that little "human cubs" often wonder about, too: "Where did I come from?"

As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because--"God gave us you."

Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord.

About the Author

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of nine 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.

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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Customer Reviews

This story is very cute and sweet.
Genelle Lovett
Who the book is for: This would make a great gift for a new baby, or for a baby shower.
Emily
It is a great book to help children understand how God loves us.
Chou, Fang Yu

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By "bateslj" on June 3, 2002
Format: Hardcover
My husband and I love to read this book to our daughter who is 6 months old (we have read it to her since she was in my belly) It is such a sweet story about a mommy bear and a baby girl bear. The story tells the baby what a blessing she is to her mommy and daddy and how God had given her to them.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A. Stephens on February 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is a beautiful way of explaining where baby comes from without giving an adult answer. The simple message that your child was a gift from God sums it up, and in a sweet story. The illustrations are soothing, and the story is a good bedtime read.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Jacki Whipple on May 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
FROM GOD... of course!!! This book is just perfect... it is a very cute story of how a baby gets from heaven to the family... a small child (polar bear) is asking her mama where she came from and the reply is "God gave us you"... this goes from conception to birth without all the messy details that little ones just won't get, and You probably aren't ready to give... but it will apease the child for quite some time... also, the illustrations are just adorable...
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 20, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I appear to be in the minority here, but I truly did not like this book. The text comes across as awkward and contrived. For instance, the little polar bear at one point says something about being "borned." It sounds as if an adult is trying to make it sound like a child is speaking but it's not realistic and came across as forced to me rather than the way a mother and child would actually speak to each other. The mother keeps answering "because God gave us you," even when that line doesn't answer the question. It is hard to explain, but "contrived" is the best word I can come up with.

I also didn't care for the way the polar bears rushed to the hospital (an igloo) pulled by a sleigh of huskies - why would animals be pulled by other animals, and why would bears who hang out outside in the snow and swim in the ocean on previous pages give birth in a hospital and then not nurse their baby, as polar bears would actually do? It's odd to me whenever animals are depicted bottle-feeding their babies.

The book has a positive message of babies coming from God, which I agree with wholeheartedly, but the writing style just didn't make it an appealing story to me.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Shelley Gammon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book, with its sweet illustrations, shows a polar bear couple tucking their little cub into bed at night as the mother polar bear answers the question that normally strikes fear into the hearts of parents: "Mommy, where did I come from?" Instead of getting into film strips, diagrams or panic attacks, the mother polar bear explains that their child was a gift from God as a result of prayer. The parents prayed for a child and God gave them this little cub. The mother does mention that the baby grew in her mother's tummy, but there is no segue into sex ed. A very sweet story for any age child and a book parents should love reading to and with their children.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles C. Ellis on August 30, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I just read this book to my 4-year-old son. I should have previewed it before I read it aloud. About half way through, I started to cry. This is such a touching story. It explains, in loving words and pictures, how little cub came to be and why her parents wouldn't trade her for the world. I definitely suggest this for anyone with small children. One word of advice, read it to yourself BEFORE you read it to your child aloud. Maybe you won't cry through the second half of the book as I did.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By andrea cook on March 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is the favorite of all of the children's books I have read to my baby so far!!! Every time I read it, I get a little teary eyed. The story line and illustrations are equally beautiful! It will be one of the signature Baby Shower gifts I will be giving to all of my new pregnant friends!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Marla Runyen on September 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This beautiful story is very appropriate for my three year old daughter's questions about where she came from. This book chronicles a the birth of a baby bear from when her parents pray for a baby bear all the way through birth without all of the medical details. It simply shows the Mommy bear's tummy growing and the parents preparing for their new arrival. It tastefully omits the actual parts of conception and delivery. It leaves these details for parental discretion. My daughter loved it!
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