The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book

Book - 2012
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I am thankful for music because it makes me want to dance.
I am thankful for my feet because they help me run and play.
I am thankful for kisses because they make me feel loved.

Todd Parr's bestselling books have taught kids about unconditional love, respecting the earth, facing fears, and more, all with his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. Now, The Thankful Book celebrates all the little things children can give thanks for. From everyday activities like reading and bathtime to big family meals together and special alone time between parent and child, Todd inspires readers to remember all of life's special moments. The perfect book to treasure and share, around the holidays and throughout the year.
Publisher: New York : Megan Tingley Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780316181013
Branch Call Number: E PAR
Characteristics: [28] p. :,col. ill

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ksoles Feb 03, 2014

In yet another hit from Todd Parr, "The Thankful Book" focuses his playful art and simple sentences on gratitude for the pleasures of a child's everyday life. Each bold, colourful page asserts a reason to be thankful; a confident, yellow-faced child with wild purple hair claims, "I am thankful for my hair because it makes me unique." An elephant exclaims, "I am thankful for my ears because they let me hear words like 'I love you.'"

As usual, Parr includes a hearty dose of silliness: “I am thankful for underwear because I like to wear it on my head.” But, in seriousness, he inspires optimistic gratitude in children, reminding them to give thanks for something every day.

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rachaelbecker
Sep 25, 2013

A simple, cute book that you can use to get your kids talking about what they are thankful for. My 18 month old liked the colorful pictures, my older child liked the story, which is basically pages of what the author is thankful for.

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rachaelbecker
Sep 25, 2013

rachaelbecker thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 6

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