Book Review: God Gave Us Sleep by Lisa Tawn Bergren

April Elstrom

5 Stars

December 10, 2015

I simply love the "God Gave Us ..." series by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Our family owns most of the books, and they are one of my favorite baby shower and adoption gifts to give to other moms. God Gave Us Sleep is just as darling as the rest of the books. I love the colorful and sweet illustrations by Laura J. Bryant. They are rich and full of love and warmth.

It is bedtime but Little Cub doesn't want to stop playing. She tries all the familiar tricks: a drink, the bathroom, questions, one more book, and being afraid. Mama Bear is tired but remains patient and gentle as she tucks Little Cub into bed. The next day, Little Cub learns what happens when we don't get enough rest. She gets grumpy and doesn't enjoy her day very much. Mama Bear explains the rhythm of rest that God has given us, and Little Bear finally understands its importance. That night she sleeps well and awakes refreshed and ready for a new day.

God Gave Us Sleep is the perfect book to read to reluctant children trying to extend bedtime as long as possible. I like that it shows Little Cub having a tired and grumpy day after a restless night. I received an ebook version free for this review, but I will be buying a physical copy to add to our bedtime story collection. God Gave Us Sleep is another wonderful book from Lisa Tawn Bergren and Laura J. Bryant. We highly recommend it!