Thankful- a book review

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There are lots of reasons to be thankful.  From the shoes on our feet to the roles we play in everyday life.  Spinelli, the author of this delightful book teaches small children how to give thanks and that even the littlest things matter to God.  The poetic lyrics begin, “The waitress is thankful for comfortable shoes. / The local reporter, for interesting news.”  Thankful is a wonderful introduction to the season of Giving Thanks and a reminder that we can praise and honor to God no matter what time of year it is.  Enjoy reading this bestselling and award winning children’s book, by Eileen Spinelli.  Spinelli exhibits her endearing storytelling with this engaging poem, reminding children how blessed and special they are. Meant to be read aloud, this heartwarming picture book will be a treasured keepsake for parents and children alike. This will be a family favorite and a must read at bedtime.

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Thank you to Book Look Bloggers for the complimentary book copy and the opportunity to share my personal thoughts about this children’s book.

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It Will Be Okay- a book review

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It Will Be Okay is the perfect book for children between the ages 4 and 8.  With adorable illustrations and a sweet story of a farmer and a little seed, children learn to trust God and that he is always with us.  What a sweet message for your youngin’ to learn and understand at an early age.  Through out the story little seed expresses over and over again his fear of leaving the comfort of the seed packet in the farmer’s shed.  Little Seed is reminded that the farmer is kind and gentle and always watching over him.  It is so easy for fear to consume us, but it is even easier to place out trust in God.  With repetition the message of the story is, “trust in God.” “God is with us.”

The first page of the book is a list of 10 scriptures to memorize and explore with your child.  These scriptures share the promise of God’s word that will conquer the fear in your child’s heart (and your own)!

This story is incredibly sweet and easy for your child to connect with the characters.  They will enjoy reading about the friendship shared between Little Seed and Little Fox.  My children ages 5 and 10 were very much engaged through the whole story and have started memorizing the bible verses.   My children feel more content and are becoming more fearless as they are reminded of God’s presence in their lives.

Lysa TerKeurst (the author) has written a beautiful story with a promising message that it is OK to be afraid, but to always remember that God is there, loving us and watching over us, and that it really will be OK.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.