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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

'Thank You, Lord, For Everything' Child Book Review


What a sweet story perfect for little ones and such a durable board book with extra thick cover making it great for little hands. I was thrilled to get a chance to review this fun toddler/pre-school book through Book Look for Bloggers. I received the book in exchange for my honest opinion review. So, here it is!

It's never too early to establish a foundation of gratitude and thankfulness in a child. This book is a sweet read aloud to your little one any time of day, but would make a fantastic happy bedtime story to give the child something to look forward to when the morning sun appears. It is written in rhyme-like fashion with the continuous phrase of thanks that would also make it fantastic for a beginning reader to follow.

The book is a nice size, not too large, not too little and has a good solid feel to it with boardbook pages and a puffy feeling glossy paper lined cover. It is written by P.J. Lyons and illustrated by Tim Warnes.  Recommended for juveniles from ZonderKidz.

The story begins with an adorable life-like teddy bear bounding out of bed and starting his day with a "Thank you, Lord, for everything." As he begins his day with breakfast, and then to play outside, and a picnic lunch, the repetitious theme of "Thank you, Lord, for everything." continues throughout the book culminating in a two-page spread of the bear stretching his arms up alongside a bunny, raccoon and a bird perched upon the bear's hand, he exclaims -

"THANK YOU, LORD, FOR EVERYTHING!"

It would make a great addition to any book gift basket, a gift to a new mother, or for any bookshelf that has a toddler or early reader frequenting it. But, don't be surprised if you reach for it yourself when no one is looking, because the story line is so happy and uplifting, pointing us to an attitude of looking for thanks in everything, even the tiniest of detail throughout our days.



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