Let’s all go on a thank you walk together. How many ways can you say thank you? Part of the Bright Start series, A Thank You Walk introduces and helps develop the idea of gratitude in children aged 1–3. A dog’s tail wagging, a bird’s chirping, a horse’s neighs, a child’s smile—a mother and daughter discover different ways of expressing gratitude as they take the family dog for a walk. With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Bright Start responds to recent research showing that emotional development begins in infancy, when children first bond with their caregivers. Early development of emotional intelligence helps children to form healthy and long-lasting relationships, builds the foundations for stable mental health, and lays the groundwork for academic achievement. Give your child a Bright Start for a healthier and happier life.
About the Author
Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility, and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writer's Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at www.nancyloewen.net.
Hazel Michelle Quintanilla is an award-winning illustrator from El Salvador. She has a degree in Graphic Design from Matias Delgado University in San Salvador and has over ten year's experience working with advertising agencies. Hazel has been passionate about illustration since childhood, leading her to master a wide variety of media. She lives in Guatemala with her husband and their three cute dogs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Thank you to Netgalley and Quatro Publishing Group for this read in exchange for my honest review. I think this sweet book would be perfect for young children and toddlers. The sentences have a singsong pattern and the simple pictures with a splash of color catch your attention. The story very accurately depicts how children see the world and will connect well.
There is a new series of books from Quarto called Bright Start. A Thank You Walk is the first of these that I have read; I think that the books will be welcomed by those with young children. A mom and her child go for a walk together. They observe the animals with whom they interact. The sounds that the animals make are their thank yous and the mom and child together enjoy hearing them, as for example, when a horse neighs after being given a carrot. The walk itself is also something that the child thanks her mom for. The illustrations are simple with black, white and a bit of color yet they are very engaging. The dog Duke in particular has a lot of personality. This is a sweet and simple story. It feels just right for the youngest children as it reminds them to be aware of the things that we may be thankful for and shows a warm relationship between a mother and child. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for an honest review.