Book Review: A Very Thankful Prayer
A Very Thankful Prayer
by Bonnie Rickner Jensen; Illustrated by Natalia Moore
"From watching the leaves fall to picking pumpkins from the patch, from sharing a Thanksgiving meal with loved ones to learning how to give -- there's so much to be thankful for! Join these adorable animals as they say a prayer of thanks to God, who gives us every good thing."
-- from the back cover --
We are three months away from Thanksgiving and yet it is still the perfect time to be reminded to give thanks to God for all He gives us daily. This sweet children's picture book uses catchy rhymes and cute animal illustrations to name many different things for which to be thankful. From cozy coats that make us "feel all snuggled in" (how I miss this feeling in the heat of the Texas summer!) to the "sunbeams and raindrops [that] help to grow the food we need". From our families with their "great, big, bear-hug love" (a precious bear family illustrated this page) to being thankful for the opportunity to "help someone when I share and give. Showing others kindness is the nicest way to live." This is a wonderful book to add to your bedtime books because of the lyrical lullaby style and the perfect opportunity to re-cap the day and share what you're each thankful as well. Because modeling a thankful heart -- and helping nurture that in a child's heart is a treasure that will keep on giving.