Monday, December 12, 2011

God Gave Us Love board book by Lisa T Bergren ~ Giveaway & FIRST Wild Card Tour

I've been buying children's books since 1983 and I can honestly say I wish that Lisa Bergren's board books had been around  then. I'm a very visual person and absolutely love the illustrations in these books! The colors are soft and draw just enough  attention for the young eye. Not too busy but satisfying for the curious little mind. Some books need to be bold and bright  but with the sweet and loving words that are contained in the pages of these board books I personally feel that's not  necessary here. These are perfect! Not only do they communicate a loving message but they stimulate the artistic eye.

WaterBrook Multnomah sent me an extra book to offer one of my readers. Please leave a comment telling me how you follow  my blog, and what your favorite book was as a child! Email is NOT necessary. US Only, lower 48. Ends Dec 16th so it might get to you by Christmas!

***If you want to go ahead and order a copy now, there's a Special Offer from WaterBrook Multnomah! 30% off and free shipping when you use promo code CHRISTMAS11 at checkout on The coupon code expires on December 20th, 2011.

Here's a coloring page for your precious little ones!

God Gave Us Love - Coloring Page

God Gave Us Love - Coloring Page

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


God Gave Us Love board book

WaterBrook Press; Brdbk edition (December 20, 2011)

***Special thanks to Laura Tucker, WaterBrook Multnomah Publicity, for sending me a review copy.***


LISA BERGREN is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty books, with more than two million copies sold. A former publishing executive, she now splits her time working as a freelance editor and writer while parenting three children with her husband, Tim, and dreaming of the family’s next visit to Taos.

Visit the author's website.

As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable.

In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come from God and that it is important to love others because…

“Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.”

This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a “God-sized love.” Now in a sturdy format, ideal for the littlest hands at storytime, bedtime, or anytime. Would make a great Christmas gift!

Product Details:

List Price: $6.99
Reading level: Ages 0 and up
Board book: 22 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; Brdbk edition (December 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307730271
ISBN-13: 978-0307730275

Here's an excerpt from the first book in the series: God Gave Us You (Board Book). (Click on images to see them larger):


  1. This looks like such a great book for kids, my Grandson would love it. He loves having his Dad read to him.

  2. This book looks precious and I would love to get this for my little grandson.

  3. Hi Wendy, That's great that his dad reads to him! Share with us your favorite book as a child and don't forget to mention how you follow my blog. Thanks :)

  4. Hey Sarah, They would both love to see and read this sweet book! Share with us your favorite book as a child and how you follow my blog :)

  5. Ooh -- would love this for my son! Thanks for the opportunity, Anne! :-)


  6. OK, Please tell me how you follow my blog AND your favorite book as a child!!! I was hoping for some interaction about the book and some recommendations.

    I'll go first - My favorite book as a child was The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss and a close second was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by....the same :)

  7. I started following your blog because of our homeschool connection and because we share a love for books and reading! I don't remember what my favorite book was a child but my favorite book that I read to my children is "When you were just a little girl" by B.G. Hennessy. Very sweet!

  8. Hey Kim! I'm so glad we met :) It's nice to be buds with a fellow book lover! When I have a granddaughter I'll have to get that book. Thanks for coming by and entering!

  9. Forgot to add that my favorite book when my daughters were little was Flutterby and mine as a child had to be Hans Christian Anderson. I am following you on GFC and by email.

    Blessings and Seasons Greetings,
    Patricia aka Mamaw

  10. I read the blog when I get an e-mail through acfw. I really like what I see here. It appeals to me more than other blogs. I may subscribe at some point when I have more time to spend here. I am not on Facebook so I can't follow.

    As far as a favorite children's book when I was young, that would be hard to say because I did not have many books. I do remember one Golden Book, but I do not know the name of it. It was a simple book and it talked about God and I think it had something about saying prayers.

    When my son was young we would go to the library and check out piles of picture books to read together. I feel in love with so many of them. One favorite was Blueberries for Sal.

  11. I would love to give this book to my little nephew. I had a lot of books that I liked. It is hard to choose. I loved Curious George, The Little Engine that Could, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears the Who. Oh wow, don't get me started.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Debbie Clark

  12. Hi Patricia, Thanks for stopping by. I'll have to look up the Flutterby book!

  13. Would love to win this for a niece who just opened a daycare. I love these books by Lisa. Not sure how I missed this one.

  14. Hey Janice, Thank you for your kind comments! I am so happy you stopped by. I'm not very good at remembering to post through ACFW sometimes, or post regularly :) That's a curse in the blogging world, I hear!

    Golden books are classics and they have some of the sweetest stories around. I think I know the one you are talking about! I bought it not long ago for my grandchildren :)

    My children and I have always loved and utilized our local library. We have been blessed to have some great librarians that actually look for books and save them for my sons!I'll have to ask about Blueberries for Sal.

  15. Hi Debbie, I loved The Little Engine that Could and still have a copy that I read to all my children:) I know what you mean about getting started...once I actually start thinking I can remember so many!

    Thanks for coming by and entering!

  16. Hi Linda, Thanks for coming by! I fell in love with these books by Lisa after getting God Gave Us You. They are so beautifully illustrated and the stories are sweet.
    Would you care to share what your favorite story was as a child?

  17. I love the pictures in this book. My granddaughter will be two soon, and I'd lvoe to give her this. Thanks for the contest.
    Merry Christmas!

  18. Love children's books and I have been buying them since 1971!! I do have one of Lisa's children's books and would love an opportunity to win a copy of this one for my grands! One of my favorite childhood books was Mrs. Hickory. I follow your blog by email. Thanks!! margie at mijares dot net

  19. Hi Jackie, Merry Christmas to you too! These books are all precious with adorable drawings.

  20. Hey Margie! You have a few years on me in the buying arena :) These are great books! Thanks for coming by.

  21. I love the cover of this book. I just found your blog and am looking forward to checking it often. My favorite book as a child and still is--The Velveteen Rabbit.

  22. Welcome Debbie! So glad you came by and entered. I LOVE the Velveteen Rabbit :) Another classic with gorgeous illustrations!

  23. My absolute favorite children's book?? The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. But I read every single Nancy Drew Mystery book and absolutely loved Dr. Seuss! I still have my origianl Cat in the Hat book.

  24. Oh Rebecca, you mention some great ones! I loved to read the Dana Girls mystery books :) I'm so happy you came by and entered!

  25. That looks like such a sweet book!

  26. It is! I love all her little board books like that. Thanks for coming by, Nancy :) Merry Christmas!


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