Count Your Blessings!

Count Your Blessings!

by Patricia Reeder Eubank
     
 
This heartwarming story captures the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Kids will love counting along with Cuddlebear as his mama helps him add up all the blessings in his life—from 1 loving family to 10 sparkling nighttime stars. With 30 appealing flaps hiding extra surprises, this adorable wreath-shaped board book is something toddlers (and their parents) will be

Overview

This heartwarming story captures the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Kids will love counting along with Cuddlebear as his mama helps him add up all the blessings in his life—from 1 loving family to 10 sparkling nighttime stars. With 30 appealing flaps hiding extra surprises, this adorable wreath-shaped board book is something toddlers (and their parents) will be thankful for!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-25
Cuddlebear and his mama count his blessings in a candy-coated world. This anthropomorphic bear counts from one to 10 the things (friends, family, food, home, etc.) he is thankful for in the lightly Thanksgiving-themed scenes. There are one or two flaps per page of various sizes that open to reveal a variety of images behind doors, windows, cupboards, rocks and more. An additional flap on the page has a numeral on the outside and provides an invitation on the interior to count various objects of said quantity on the page. Many of these objects are so small that they are impossible to locate and are blurry in the too-detailed, overbusy art. The sister book, Countdown to Christmas (978-1-4027-9983-9), reverses the process and takes readers from 10 to one as Little Reindeer eagerly counts off the days to Christmas. Again, the flaps on each page reveal elves and various critters getting ready for the big day at Santa's workshop. Numbers are written on flaps shaped like Christmas-tree ornaments, and below these flaps readers are encouraged to pinpoint various items. Again, many of these objects (particularly paint cans and snowballs) are difficult to find. Both the art and the text drip sentimentality. Save young readers and would-be counters the frustration and don't open these ineffective holiday packages. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402799822
Publisher:
Sterling Children's Books
Publication date:
10/01/2013
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Patricia Eubank's previous books include The Leprechaun's Big Pot of Gold, ABCs of Halloween, Halloween 123, and Seaman's Journal: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark (all Ideals Publications). Seaman's Journal won the Washington Reads Award (2004), Montana Treasure State Award (2005), and the Washington Reads Fall 2010 - Memorable Reads Award. Learn more about Patricia at patriciaeubank.com. She lives in Santa Ynez, CA.
 

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