Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Family
Life with a 16-month-old means lots of board book reading. I'm not complaining. I love reading, and I love passing on that love to my little man! L is finally at the point of (sometimes) letting me read a whole story to him, so we are spending a lot of time with our noses in books. Especially board books - since they can be wiped clean when grubby little graham cracker hands inevitably grab them.
One book that we are currently enjoying is God Gave Us Love by Lisa Tawn Bergren (illustrated by Laura J. Bryant). This book is a follow-up to God Gave Us You, which introduces polar bear family.
In this sweet little story, Little Cub is out on a fishing trip when he is upset because some otters swim by and scare the fish away. Little Cub is angry, but his Grampa uses the time to instill a valuable lesson - that it's important to love everyone, even when circumstances aren't great. Little Cub and Grampa have a meaningful conversation throughout the rest of the story about different kinds of love - and why it is important to love others.
This is a great read to encourage little ones to have the right mindset about how to treat others. We will definitely continue to revisit this story as L grows older!
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
Fiction - Christian - General