This is one of those baby books that get me all teared up and emotional. I don’t think that’s an unusual reaction either. As a mom (or dad) reads this story to their child they can’t help but relive their own journey to parenthood. You can’t help but be touched with the sweet, and very familiar, scenario of a child asking where she came from. Mama Bear goes over all the stage: from wanting, celebrating, waiting, preparing, growing, delivering, etc. After each step in the journey, Little Cub asks questions and Mama explains, ending with the consoling phrase, “Because God gave us you”. The repeated phrase wraps the reader in loving comfort and wonder.
Each time I read this book, I find something new I like. Writing this review had me going back through admiring the illustrations. Laura J. Bryant does a beautiful job. I especially like the variety of arctic animals portrayed.
This book does a marvelous job of expressing a parent’s gratitude for the gift of having their child. I love sharing this story with my precious baby. All the warm and fuzzy feelings!