Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1
We all want kids that are Thankful and appreciate what they have in life. It’s hard in this world not to grow up unappreciative and entitled. I see it in kids all around and pray that mine won’t end up like that. It is my job to teach them thanks as it isn’t something that usually comes naturally.
Thankful is a simple little book with a big message; to remember to be thankful. It talks about all different people in their individual professions and what they are thankful for. These are things many people take for granted and not huge things. It’s really the little, every day things we need to remember to be thankful for and often forget.
As a parent, it’s my job to instill a grateful heart in my children so this book was a great reminder for me as well as for them.
I like that it was whimsical and rhymed. I feel like my younger kids always pay more attention to these and almost try to guess what’s coming next based on the patterns.
The illustrations are fun and busy, which I like because my kids really get involved looking at the pictures. This is one of those books where they would stop me from turning the page because the words were short but the pictures had a lot to look at.
With the holiday season approaching and Thanksgiving just months away; it’s a great time to remind our kids, and ourselves, how to be Thankful!
About the Book
Thankful, by bestselling and award-winning children’s author Eileen Spinelli, combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings. Like the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the fireman, for putting the fire out, readers are encouraged to be thankful for the many blessings they find in their lives. Spinelli exhibits her endearing storytelling with this engaging poem, reminding children how blessed and special they are. Meant to be read aloud, this heartwarming picture book will be a treasured keepsake for parents and children alike.
About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is a poet and picture book author with a talent for lovable stories that tug at the heart. She is the author of more than forty books for children, including Heat Wave, When You Are Happy, I Know It’s Autumn, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’, Sophie’s Masterpiece, and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Ms. Spinelli lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
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