Thursday, January 1, 2015

Give Thanks to the Lord / The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings



Title: GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD
Author: Karma Wilson
Illustrator: Amy June Bates
Publisher: Zonderkidz
July 2014
ISBN:    978-0310738497
Genre: Nonfiction / early readers / religious holidays / Thanksgiving

"The table makes a lovely sight. The food is good, it tastes just right. I savor every, single bite.  I feel so full of love tonight."

Celebrate the season in this heartwarming story that references Psalm 92 in tender rhyme from award-winning author Karma Wilson. Told from the point of view of one young member of an extended family, Give Thanks to the Lord celebrates joy of all kinds, from the arrival of distant relatives to a cozy house already filled with merriment, to apple cider and the delicious smells of roasting turkey and baking pie.  And just when your mouth is watering, sit down and join a thankful child in prayer, praising God for “food and fun and family, all the wonderful things I see.”

My thoughts:  This is an interesting sweet story about family gathering for Thanksgiving. Wonderful for families that have family that gathers at Thanksgiving. For those who live far away from loved ones or who are estranged or who have no extended family, it might be painful or cause questions. 

For children toddlers, preschoolers or beginning elementary. Great for nurseries, Christian preschools or daycares, church libraries. 

I’m late for Thanksgiving (Or very early), but if you order it now you will have it for the 2015 holiday.  Great book.


24 pages. Available in hardcover and paperback. Ages 4 - 8


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Title: THE BERENSTAIN BEARS THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS
Author: Mike Berenstain
Publisher: Zonderkidz
August 2014
ISBN:    978-0310734871
Genre: Early readers / Religious holidays / Thanksgiving

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings
Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they—and YOU—can be thankful for … including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp’s and Gran’s. Includes a sheet of colorful stickers featuring the whole Bear family.

My thoughts:  This is an interesting sweet story about family gathering for Thanksgiving. Makes mention of some of the many blessings we enjoy in our country due to our current freedoms and talks about the history of Thanksgiving.

For children toddlers, preschoolers or beginning elementary.

I’m late for this Thanksgiving, but if you order it now you will have it for next year.  Great book.

24 pages. Available in ebook and paperback. Ages 4 - 8

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