Monday, June 20, 2016

"I Love You Just Because" by Donna Keith

Adorably written and illustrated, this full-cover hardcover children's book is sure to please readers of all ages.  There are two adult bears that represent a mother and father.  Then, there are several kid bears that are unique.  We have a polar bear, a brown bear, and a panda bear.  Each bear has a different diet, different climbing abilities, different interests, etc.  Diversity of uniqueness is celebrated in this story.  Additionally, there are several Bible verses interspersed throughout the pages.  These quotes are from both the Old and New Testament.  While this story can simply teach little ones about differences among siblings, it can also be a great teaching aid for those with adopted kids who are very different.  Overall, the ultimate message of this book is that each bear kid is loved for no particular reason.  Unconditional love needs no explanation.  :)