Friday, March 23, 2012

Children's Book Review

Thank You God, for Blessing Me by Max Lucado

               Children are not born automatically knowing how to show thanks.  Teaching thankfulness must start at the youngest of ages.   Therefore, I’m of the belief that it’s never too young to start teaching these types of traits in children.  Parents, of course, teach by example but there’s more to instilling gratitude that just having children watch their parents.  Reading aloud to children is such a wonderful time for parents and children to bond.  This book is perfect for a bit of snuggle time while providing examples of things to be thankful for.

Thank You God for Blessing Me by Max Lucado is a short book;  just perfect for the short attention spans of our little ones.   To be honest I read it and, as if in a blink of an eye, I was done with it.  At first I thought it was way too short.  However, trying to put myself in the shoes of young children (and I must admit that at my age I’m stretching to think back that far!) this book is probably a perfect length.  This is one of the books from the Hermie series by Mr. Lucado.   Hermie is the little caterpillar that, in this title, is thankful for not just the big things in his life but the little things too.   The illustrations are engaging and eye grabbing for the young child.  The bright colors are appealing and the childlike qualities in the drawings are darling.

I feel this book is an excellent tool to help parents and other caregivers teach appropriate expressions of gratitude and gratefulness.  Also, I believe that Thank You God for Blessing Me would be an excellent addition to libraries; public, school and church where young children or their parents frequent.

** Disclosure of Material Connection: I was given this book free from the publisher through BookSneeze®.com.  It is a book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255vf: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." **

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