Little Pup’s wolf family is on their way to a special reunion—with lots of cousins, games, roasting marshmallows, and fun! As the young wolf thinks about different kinds of families, it’s the perfect opportunity for Mama and Papa to teach their inquisitive child about the families that God brings together. Some families are big and others are small, some are led by grandparents or just one parent, and some families include adopted little ones– yet each family is truly special.
Even the members of Little Pup’s pack make up an important role in his family, although they sometimes pester him. Papa gently reminds his son…
“We need to love the family God gave us.”
A heartwarming and colorful addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, this tale will delight young hearts and help them understand how families of all types reflect God’s unconditional love.
About the Author
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling author of nearly fifty books, including God Gave Us You and the beloved God Gave Us children’s series. Her creativity and love of writing spans many genres, from children’s books and devotionals to adult fiction. She and her husband, Tim, reside in Colorado with their three big kids.
David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator whose art has graced many popular children’s books, including God Gave Us Christmas. He graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. David lives in Portland, Oregon with his family.
Read an Excerpt
“Mama, how come our family only has one kid?”
“Well, Little Pup, you’re the only child we have so far, and maybe the only one we’ll ever have. But we thank God for you. Your arrival made us a family.”
“Wally’s family has eight kids! And we only get one?”
“God gave them their family,” Papa said, “just as he gave us ours. Families come in all sizes.”
“We could ’dopt a baby,” Little Pup said.
“Adopt?” Mama asked.
“Yeah. Like Ben’s family.”
“That’s something to consider,” Papa said. “It’s special when a family adopts a child as their own. It’s kind of like how God makes each of us part of his family. Choosing us, loving us, forever.”
“God gives us family in lots of different ways,” Papa said. “Look at Graham the Goose. His mama is raising all those goslings herself.”
“Yeah, but they get to see their dad this summer. He lives on another pond.”
“Sometimes a mama or papa can’t be a part of raising their kids every day,” Papa said. “But they’re still family.”
Excerpted from "God Gave Us Family"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As soon as my littlest guy opened the package and saw this book, he was overjoyed and immediately started pouring over the pages. We are big fans of the God Gave Us series and this newest addition meets the high standards we've come to expect from Lisa Tawn Bergren. I appreciate the way important family issues like annoying siblings are approached in a kind and encouraging manner. The kids especially enjoyed the outdoorsy activities that the wolf pack enjoyed together and we all agree that family is a precious gift from God! This book is an instant favorite for us! I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.