Review By JACQUELINE BODNAR
As soon as my kids and I began reading The Thankful Book, I knew it was going to be good. The dedication included “animal lovers,” which got it off to a good start for me. As one who believes in the Laws of Attraction, which includes being thankful, I loved this book!
The Thankful Book not only incorporates the idea of the Laws of Attraction, but opens up a discussion, as well. The book goes page by page, discussing the many things to be thankful for. Everything from unique hair and gardens to bubble baths and pets are mentioned. It’s a cute book that helps children see the many things that we take for granted, yet should be thankful for.
When we finished reading the book, we had a nice conversation about what we were all thankful for. It opened up a dialogue that is important for the kids to engage in, yet one that we don’t focus on often enough.
Vegetarian and vegan parents will appreciate the solid message and dialogue that this book can inspire. It even points out that healthy food makes you strong, and shows the family sitting around the table with what looks like vegetarian food. Two thumbs up for The Thankful Book, which will help children consider the many things they really do have to be thankful for.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers provided a review copy.
Jenn Kali // Oct 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm
Thanks for the review. We are big Todd Parr fans.
Vinay // Nov 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm
I had a similar idnttiey crisis when I had to cut out a bunch of foods last year. I still love food and love cooking and love dining out (where there are options for me to eat) – that doesn’t change. Re: pizza, if the dough and the sauce is vegan (which it should be), you can just have it without cheese. I have yet to find a pizza place that won’t honor that. Especially in NYC. Oh, and if you like Le Pain Quotidien, which is like everywhere in NYC, they have awesome awesome vegan options.Vegan bim bim bap is good. I have had it here in DC. :)Nachos thursday is doable too – Tofutti sour cream and Daiya cheese can give a very similar experience. Tex mex might be different in Austin, but in DC and NYC, I have no trouble options wise – I usually get veggie fajitas and have them hold the cheese and sour cream, and get a side of rice and beans to make it satisfying (I can’t eat wheat or corn tortillas). You can do this 🙂