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Feeling Thankful

Feeling Thankful

by Shelley Rotner, Sheila Kelly (Other)

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Stop and smile. You have a lot to be thankful for! People, places, and things can make us feel happy. They can make us feel safe. Open this book, and warm your heart.


Stop and smile. You have a lot to be thankful for! People, places, and things can make us feel happy. They can make us feel safe. Open this book, and warm your heart.

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Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
What are children thankful for? They are thankful for their family, toys, playing, being able to do things, for other people, and even for themselves! This fun-to-read book displays beautifully photographed pictures of children showing things they are thankful for. There are pictures of children walking in the rain, looking at birds, climbing trees, playing with their friends, spending time with their families, hugging their teacher, and eating food. Children will enjoy looking through this wonderful book and seeing relatable people doing the same things they like. This pleasurable book allows young children to see what other children are thankful for and will inspire them to think of things for which they are thankful. Parents and teachers can use this book for conversation starters and to encourage children to express their ideas on thankfulness. This book is part of Shelly Rotner’s “World” series. Reviewer: Cathi I. White; Ages 4 to 7.
Children's Literature
This is a book with a purpose, a worthy purpose, but there is nothing subtle about it. No child will fail to notice. The progression from me to others is gentle and the people pictures are wellchosen. Several are gems. The effect of a family album will lead children to think about their own world. It would be an easy step toward making a thankful story together. If alerted in advance of the day to bring pictures for this purpose, it could become a fun project, beyond food, for Thanksgiving Day. There would be an opportunity for a child or children to do drawings for the cover or between the photographs, to write (compose) their own captions and expressions of feeling. Teachers will find the book useful, too, but need to beware of sermons! 2000,The Millbrook Press, Ages 3 to 9, $20.90. Reviewer: Margarette Reid
School Library Journal
PreS-K-This concise concept book invites young children to explore the things they are thankful for in their lives. The sentences are short, easy to read, and easy to understand. The language invokes a sense of joy associated with gratitude. Children will relate to the bright colors, the scenery, and the idea of being "thankful for me." The many colorful photos of children, adults, and nature, combined with the text, contribute to the overall effectiveness of this title, which will be useful as a springboard for extended discussions at home and at school. Overall, an appealing selection.-Karen Scott, Valley Intermediate School, Pelham, AL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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Capstone Press
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Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
AD20L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Shelley Rotner is an award-winning author and photo-illustrator best known for her non-fiction picture books that celebrate diversity. She also publishes travel pieces and hand paints large-scale photographs.

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