God Gave Us Two by Lisa Tawn Bergren has the same adorable bear family characters as in other books by the same author, but this time they are about to add a new little bear cub to the family. Throughout the book, Little Cub has many questions about the new baby in her momma’s tummy, which are answered with loving reassurance by her parents. Whether you’ve read the previous book God Gave Us You to your child or not, this book will be a joy to read to any child about to become a new big sister or brother. It will help them understand that they will still be as special as ever to Mom and Dad once the new baby is born.
“He gave us you, now he’s given us two!” is a recurrent theme throughout the book, helping Little Cub get used to the idea of adding a new little brother or sister to the family. In the end, Little Cub gets a really big surprise as she greets not one but two new siblings. This could potentially be a bit confusing to the child, since they end up having twins, but another lesson in life- you never know what you’re gonna get! Now “He’s given us two,” takes on another meaning altogether! Would be especially great for a family about to welcome twins, but still a wonderful, gentle way to welcome a new addition to the family.
The illustrations are absolutely adorable, and the story just the perfect length for bedtime, or to read over and over throughout the day.
I can’t wait to give this as a gift to a precious family with a special little girl who is just about to become a big sister!
*I received this book from WaterBrook’s Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.