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The Thankful Book

Parr, Todd (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Thankful Book
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Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
Authors: Parr, Todd
Title: The thankful book
Publisher: New York : Megan Tingley Books; Little, Brown and Co., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Summary: Easy-to-read text encourages the reader to find something every day for which to be thankful, from underwear that is just the right size to birthday cakes and the wishes they bring.
ISBN: 0316181013
9780316181013
Statement of Responsibility: Todd Parr
Subject Headings: Gratitude Fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Gratitude
LCCN: 2011042800
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Feb 03, 2014
  • ksoles rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Sep 25, 2013
  • rachaelbecker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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Sep 25, 2013
  • rachaelbecker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

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