Little pup is sad that it is fall, with winter coming right around the corner. He can only think of the negative things, like all of his friends going into hibernation, and the cold, wet weather. But his Mama and Papa are quick to teach him to learn to see things with a than... Read More
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Aug 23, 2016
- UPC: 9781601428745
- Height: 0.20
- Width: 6.50
- Length: 10.60
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 40
- Publish Date: Aug 23, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 7
- Audience Age Minimum: 3
- Audience Gender: Gender Neutral
- BISAC: "JUV033100"
- ISBN: 160142874X
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- Bergren gently weaves a story of learning to be thankful by Vera on 8/29/2016
"The trick of having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don't."
My thoughts: It is always a sweet treat to pick up one of Lisa Tawn Bergren's books. You can always count on them for spot-on treatment of the subject. In God Gave Us Thankful Hearts she gently weaves a story of a child's (in this case a juvenile pup) learning how to recognize what he can be thankful for in his or her daily life.
The usual thankfulness for the things one likes is acknowledged and then mama and pup discover in their day's meanderings lots of things they don't like but can be thankful for anyway. Thankful that even though they don't like poison ivy and react badly to it, they have learned how to avoid it.
While not exactly stated, the real theme of the little book is "being thankful in all things" and learning to give thanks no matter what state you are in.
I can easily recommend this as a good addition to that young child's book shelf and be sure to get it in time for Autumn or Thanksgiving. Great for libraries, too.
I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books on behalf of the publisher, Waterbrook, to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated.