19 August 2015
Thankfulness has to be one of the more difficult virtues to cultivate in young children. I chose to review Eileen Spinelli's Thankful book because the coming season is a time where we're slowing down and counting our blessings.
Thankful is a prose-y poem meant to be read slowly and savoured with the accompanying illustrations on each two-line page. You'll find as you go along that simple, usual things can inspire gratitude.
Archie Preston's artwork will make this the sort of book you'll want to display on top of your bookshelf during the fall season for children to "discover." I think the style is very much like Quentin Blake's. You'll enjoy how the pictures and the words compliment one another.
It's a nice sized hardback with glossy pages and a good quality. There aren't very many pages, making this a suitable bedtime book for younger children up through about age eight.
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