Lisa Tawn Bergren has a series of books for young children that all begin with; “God Gave Us …” The latest in the series is God Gave Us Sleep. I’m sure that the other books in her series are cute, enjoyable, fun reads for a little one. I haven’t actually read any of the other books though. This was the first one that I have had the opportunity to read. After reading God Gave Us Sleep, I wouldn’t hesitate to read or recommend Bergren’s other children’s books. As a child, I was a reader, and I enjoyed being read to as well. I have read many children’s books during my life, and I can’t wait to get to read this book to my child someday. (First baby on the way.)
An aspect of God Gave Us Sleep that is so charming is the artwork. Laura J. Bryant has created these adorable pictures that I can imagine any child loving. Who wouldn’t love a super cute cub and all of her arctic friends? The art is beautifully done on every single page, giving the child plenty of pictures to look at while reading the story. These pictures help to make the story come alive.
Bergren does a great job of not just making this a book about bedtime, an often stressful and tiring time for parents. She includes why it is important to get sleep, what happens if you don’t get the needed sleep, and things that can seem scary about sleep to a child. In my opinion this adds depth to the book that can be appreciated not just by kids, but by their parents too. For me, a mark of a good children’s book is one that a parent wouldn’t mind having to read multiple times to their child. This book falls into that category for me.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.