Monday, December 17, 2012

Review: A Snuggly Good Book... God Gave Us Christmas

Every year our family gets a new Christmas book.  Usually it's a new picture book, never mind that my oldest is 21 and my youngest is 11!  We're just not thinking about babies growing up right now.  ~smile~  I always wrap them up in Christmas paper and let one of the children or Poppa open the book.   Although I've already given a book to the family for this year, I decided to review this book, God Gave Us Christmas, because Amy was interested in it.  I thought, why not two books? 
This is  an adorable little book about learning what Christmas is, why Christmas is, and who Christmas is all about.  The little bear begins thinking that maybe it's Santa Claus that gives us Christmas, but momma bear sets him straight.  It's all about God.  Little bear wants to find Santa. momma bear takes him to find God, because he's everywhere.  Little Cub learns of Jesus. 

I like that this book points to Jesus, just like all of nature does.  It seemed a little funny to me to have bears talk about Jesus' birth, but they showed real people celebrating at church.  My eleven year old daughter really liked it.  I asked her if we could give it away, after all, it's intended for younger children, maybe up to about second or third grade.  She insisted we keep it.  So, keep it we shall and enjoy it yearly until she decides she's too grown up. The bright, colorful, illustrations will appeal to young children.  I can imagine reading it to my grandlittles someday. 

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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