“Whenever somebody is loving and caring for another, that’s a family.” The 2.5 million-selling God Gave Us series returns with a new heartwarming and colorful story, God Gave Us Family (WaterBrook) by Lisa Tawn Bergren, helping children understand that each family is uniquely knit together.
As Little Pup and his parents travel to a family reunion, his curiosity leads him to wonder why the families he sees along the way don’t mirror his own. With the help of Mama and Papa, Little Pup discovers that while he is an only child, some families have several children, some adopt children as their own—just as “God makes each of us part of his family”—and some are led by grandparents or just one parent.
As Little Pup discovers these differences, the stunning illustrations help each forest family’s story spring to life and cleverly attribute personalities to the individual woodland creatures.
God Gave Us Family is a wonderful resource for parents and grandparents to guide conversations with their little ones ages 3 to 7 about the different ways families are structured; though they may not all look the same, each one is a beautiful gift from God.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of nearly 50 books, including God Gave Us You and the beloved God Gave Us children’s series. With more than 2.5 million copies in print, the God Gave Us series has introduced children all over the world to God’s love through whimsical characters and gentle life lessons. Her creativity and love of writing spans many genres, from children’s books and devotionals to adult fiction. She and her husband, Tim, reside in Colorado with their three big kids. Visit www.lisatawnbergren.com or www.facebook.com/lisatawnbergren for more information.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator whose art has graced many popular children’s books, including God Gave Us Christmas. He graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. Hohn lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family.