God Gave Us Sleep {Book Review}

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God Gave Us Sleep, by Lisa Tawn Bergren is a part of a sweet series featuring Little Cub, an adorable polar bear! Included in this series is: God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Two, God Gave Us Heaven, God Gave Us Christmas, and more!

“Little Cub!” Mama called. “Time for bed.”

Little Cub is having so much fun building an igloo with her friends that she doesn’t want to stop for bedtime! Who needs sleep when there’s fun to be had? Mama patiently answers her child’s questions as she puts her to bed, explaining the importance of daily rhythms of work, play, and rest. As they talk through the fears that come with nighttime—and work through Little Cub’s endless stalling tactics—our favorite bear learns to realize that God gave us sleep as a vital gift.

“God gave us rest so we have energy for our day, and patience to enjoy it. And so we have quiet time to listen to him.”

This charming addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with its Arctic characters and relevant message, will help all little ones prepare for a peaceful night’s rest. - See more at: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?work=239366#sthash.CsyMBWIM.dpuf
We already own God Gave Us Christmas and pull it out each Christmas season to enjoy together as a family. This new book in the series, God Gave Us Sleep, is an excellent story written to help children who struggle with their daily bedtime routine. Normally, I'm not a fan of books where children ask their parents for a drink or a story right before bed and the parents give in. It tends to give my kids bad ideas that they wouldn't have thought of already. But, we are pretty strict when it comes to bedtime and don't allow any funny business so even if they did give it a try, it wouldn't last long in our house!

Other issues though that were addressed, that I appreciated, were waking up cranky and nightmares. Scripture was included to help Little Cub not be afraid that he was going to have nightmares and Mama Bear encouraged him that the Lord wants him to have sweet dreams. Nightmares aren't usually an issue with my kids but they can be on occasion, so this book could be helpful in that area. Now, one issue that IS a problem in our house with one child in particular, is waking up cranky! It happens, obviously, when he hasn't had a good night's sleep. This book addresses that as well which I know could help my child because they will now (hopefully) realize that they are not the only one who struggles with waking up cranky due to a lack of sleep.

This is an adorable book with beautiful images and has characters that my children are already familiar with. It is written in a fun and engaging way that is sure to become a part of your daily routine if bedtime is a struggle in your home!

Disclaimer: Thanks to the Blogging For Books Program 
for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for this review.

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