I have been busy compiling books for Nana’s book basket here at home, and I was thrilled for a chance to review a copy of I Love You Just Because, by Donna Keith.
As a new Nana, one of the things that is important to me is to always make my grandchildren know they are loved, no matter what. I remember when I was a young child I always felt like I didn’t measure up to my siblings and never thought I was loved as much as they were. I never want that thought crossing my grandchildren’s minds. It will be my job to help them to realize that no matter their differences, each one is loved for who they are.
This is a delightful, 10-page, hard cover book that shares the story of three different bear siblings, Polar Bear, Brown Bear and Panda Bear and how each one was hand-picked and chosen by God and loved simply for who they are. This important message is reinforced with every page of the book with scripture along with bright and colorful artwork.
I read this book to my 17-month old grandson, and then gave it to my daughter to continue to read it to him. He is a book lover already at a young age. He loved the book and pointed to the bears on every page, while Nana and mom reinforced the message of God’s love.