The Thankful Book

The Thankful Book

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Parr explores the idea of gratitude in this picture book: "Every day I try to think about the things I am thankful for." Those "things" include personal characteristics-"I am thankful for my hair because it makes me unique"; music- "because it makes me want to dance"; nature, and so on. Readers are sure to get a laugh out of the notion of being thankful for underwear-"because I like to wear it on my head." Parr's signature illustrations employ bold outlines and bright colors and feature an array of characters both human and animal. The theme is ripe for discussion and lends itself to extension activities in which readers create their own "I'm thankful for" pictures. Pair this book with Mercer Mayer's Just So Thankful (HarperCollins, 2006) or Greg Foley's Thank You Bear (Viking, 2007) for storytimes filled with gratitude.—Stacy Dillon, LREI, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316181013
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
108,965
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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The Thankful Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Pete0 More than 1 year ago
I love how this books reminds us all about the little things in life to be thankful for. 'I'm thankful for my shadow because it makes me look taller.' Love this book.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anastacia Hawkins for Readers' Favorite Todd Parr’s "The Thankful Book" encourages children to think of things to be thankful for every day. And he offers a list of things we can all be thankful for, just to get them started. Some are sweet: “I am thankful for my ears because they let me hear words like ‘I love you’”. Some are silly: “I am thankful for underwear because I like to wear it on my head”. Some are practical: “I am thankful for healthy food because it keeps me strong”. Some are thought provoking: “I am thankful for the library because it is filled with endless adventure”. Some are inspiring: “I am thankful for my hands because they help me give special gifts”. In general, all of them are worth being thankful for! This bright, playful book is a great tool to get your children thinking about things to be thankful for. The illustrations are simple, quirky and colorful, and the message is very clear: we have very much to be thankful for! It would make a wonderful Thanksgiving Day gift. Each page can be used as a starting point for your children to list their own things to be thankful for. For instance, “I am thankful for the winter because I like to build snowmen,” can be followed by a whole other list of things to be thankful for in the winter. Parents will love how this book encourages communication! This is a book you and your children will want to pick up over and over again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is thinkful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My students really liked this book. I highly recommend it.