Thursday, July 2, 2009

God Found Us You

Bergren, Lisa Tawn. 2009. God Found Us You. Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant. HarperCollins.

In God Found Us You a Mama Fox recounts the story to Little Fox of how he came to be hers, of how 'God found us you.' It's one of those sweet-adoption stories. (You probably know the sort.)

Little Fox cuddled up to Mama Fox one night and said sleepily, "Mama, tell me again about the day I came home."

She's happy to oblige. (She probably tells this story over and over again, I've no doubt!) Here's a little snippet,

"I started seeing you everywhere, in the leaves of the giant oak and in the bark of the pine. Even in the stars! Oh, how I longed for the day that you would arrive, when God would find us you."

This becomes the refrain of the book, everything always points back to the phrase, when God would find us you. Which is a nice touch for Christian families who have adopted.

Overall, I liked it. I thought it was a sweet story with a good message, a welcoming and reaffirming message. I enjoyed the illustrations by Laura J. Bryant. I thought they complemented the text well.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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