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Posted April 21, 2014
We received this story as a gift and it was disappointing to say the least. It had potential, but the story itself was incoherent. Where you'd expect child friendly rendition of an Easter story,you instead get random biblical points (Noah and the flood, Lineage stemming from Jesse,etc.) to drive a weak narrative. The illustrations were decent, but not compelling enough to forgive the weak story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 20, 2014
Posted April 15, 2013
God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren is another wonderful addition of the lovable God Gave Us Series that parents and children love! Little Cub gets to take a special walk with Papa where she learns about God’s plan for His children as Papa explains why God gave us Easter. This is a great one to read before, during and after Easter!!!
I love the aged appropriate text and the sweet art by Laura J. Bryant.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Press in exchange for my honest review. The opinions expressed are totally mine.
Posted April 12, 2013
The illustrations went perfectly with the story. The story was at the perfect level for my almost 5 year old grandaughter - it was neat to see the questions she came up with during the story. Now she insists we call her Little Club!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 15, 2013
Posted January 31, 2013
Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite
Author Lisa Bergren has created a lovely and in-depth look at Easter with the help of artist Laura Bryant. Papa Polar Bear and little Polar cub go for a walk in their Arctic world after the family's meal. Papa Polar Bear tells of God giving Easter to all to show that He is with us always. As a pine tree falls and its pine cones spread their seeds so that baby trees will grow, so out of death comes life. And so God gave Easter to mankind so that it could be seen that not even death could trap Jesus, the son of God. Papa Bear tells of Biblical events such as the flood that engulfed Noah and his family when people stopped believing in God. Little Polar cub takes all of what her father says seriously and understands that everyone must follow God, stay connected and not be disobedient. A lot for a little bear to absorb and can she do so?
"God Gave Us Easter" is another spectacular, well-written book in the series "God Gave Us.." written by Lisa Bergren and illustrated by Laura Bryant for Christian believers. It offers a thoughtful and serious look at Easter that is meaningful and goes way beyond Easter baskets and bunnies. The devout Christian will adore every word in this book. That Papa Polar Bear believably shares his religious knowledge with his little cub is a good example of creative, successful writing for children. No pontification, just nice presentation. I am sure it will be a great purchase for Christian families seeking something for their children beyond Easter baskets and Easter eggs.
Posted January 29, 2013
"God Gave Us Easter" appears to be a story about the true meaning of Easter, but I feel that it doesn't focus much on the crucifixion/resurrection story. It briefly compares Easter eggs to the empty tomb, but then goes on to talk about Noah's ark and listening to God. The story seems a little hard to follow, and it's not as good as Ms. Bergren's other books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2013
By Lisa Tawn Bergren
After having read two other books in this series, I had high expectations for this book. I read it with my two year old daughter, who immediately asked to read it again upon completion. The story was different than I imagined, but it was still good. The pictures are, as always, very cute. The text was easy to read. I appreciate the authors willingness to delve into deeper topics in a way that youg children can understand. I highly recommend this book.
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.