Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a commission if you click on one of those links and make a purchase. I am committed to providing my sons with a safe, faith-filled learning environment in our home. A large part of that mission is to read to them daily. By reading enriching stories I help nourish their curiosity and enhance their knowledge of the world. I am constantly on the lookout for new books to add to our story times.
One of our favorite new bedtime books is Thankful by Eileen Spinelli. It's a poetic children's book with whimsical illustrations. The purpose of the story is to make children aware that there's always something for which they can be thankful and it teaches them to find joy in life's day-to-day.It's a simple, rhythmic tale that continually reinforces its message so that toddlers and young children can begin to learn from it. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I want to start teaching my sons the true meaning of the holiday and I am using this book as a tool to help me do just that. The message is clear and concise so I don't have to worry about confusing my little ones. I do wish that there was more of an underlying theme of faith but God's Word is mentioned once and the concept of thankfulness is something that is well rooted in Scripture. The illustrations directly support the text and they keep things entertaining and fun for my toddler.
As a mom, as a reader, as a women trying to teach faithfulness and thankfulness to others, I would recommend this book. What are some of your favorite bedtime stories for toddlers and young children? BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.