Thankful , by Eileen Spinelli, will help young readers remember to be thankful for everyday blessings. Combining charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations, this picture book will be a treasured keepsake for years. Product Details: Ages: 4 - 8 Page Count: 32 Released: 0... Read More
Ages: 4 - 8
Page Count: 32
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Sep 1, 2015
- UPC: 9780310000884
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 32
- Publish Date: Sep 1, 2015
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 8
- Audience Age Minimum: 4
- BISAC: "JUV000000"
- ISBN: 0310000882
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- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 10/18/2015
One of the Thanksgiving traditions that we have in our family is to go around the table and express what we are thankful for before partaking in the meal. I've always delighted in the quirky and unconventional things that my children and now my grandchildren come up with. But doesn't that capture the true essence of thankfulness?
It's easy to be thankful for the big major things like food and shelter but it's just as important to be thankful for the everyday ordinary things as well. As you read through this book with your little ones you'll be reminded about those things too!
I'm not sure which part of this book I'm more enamored with, the words or the illustrations. Eileen Spinelli has used her wonderful knack with rhyming verse to create a whimsical story that captures the thought process of a young child. Archie Preston and his eccentric illustrations are the perfect fit for this delightful story about a family's thankfulness.
Eileen Spinelli and Archie Preston make an absolutely delightful team and it is my hope that they will join up again and again to bring all of us books that are sure to be read over and over.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
- Great children's book! by Julia on 10/8/2015
Thankful is a sturdy hard cover book with a dust jacket. It was written by Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Archie Preston. Most people associate fall with Thanksgiving and being thankful in general. This book is a great example of gratitude for our God given gifts and talents!
From the dust cover: Beloved children’s author Eileen Spinelli and illustrator Archie Preston inspire children of all ages with THANKFUL, a whimsical picture book that celebrates the everyday blessings we find in our lives.
My thoughts: Thankfulness is something that we try to teach our children at a very young age. When they first learn they can “request” something like a toy, cup or snack we teach our children to say “thank you”. This book uses rhyming to help the reader see how and what people are thankful for.
The illustrations with in this book make the book fun. You see the same two little children (a boy and a girl) act out each thing as the words describe what each person would be thankful for:
“The doctor is thankful when patients get well. The traveler, for a cozy hotel.”
“The dancer is thankful. She loves the beat that stirs her heart and his and feet.”
What a fun, easy read and great book for any little one to experience and see gratitude.
- instill a heart of thankfulness in the child by Vera on 9/17/2015
It behooves parents to instill in their children at a very young age the grace of being thankful. Not just thankful for their food by saying a blessing, or grace, at mealtime; but by being thankful for the enormous blessings as well as the seemingly trite or mundane. Eileen Spinelli has with limited rhyming text taken the child through their world and shown how to be thankful.
"The poet is thankful for words that rhyme.
The children for morning story time.
The artist is thankful for color and light.
The clown, for her costume silly and bright."
The simple illustrations in soft tones and tiny images are light, airy, and fun. As ways to be thankful are being read to the young child, it will generate their lively imagination to find and express other things and blessings for which they can be thankful. Hey! Don't forget to be thankful for the doorknobs!
So as you step outside today, imagine a little child holding your hand and you hear the birds singing. Speak a word of thankfulness for the lovely bird-song - and you'll instill a heart of thankfulness in the child.
Thankful is a lovely book to grace the home, school, church, or public library.
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided to facilitate this review.