Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Positives: The illustrations are wonderful and I was glad that a message of thanks was included regarding Mommy's trust and faith in God, and how she has obviously passed that on to her children.
Talking Points: Every line of this book is a prayer of thankfulness to God who gives all things - including wonderful Mom's! We often have to work hard at thankfulness in our home and we often look to the Old Testament during times of complaining and selfishness. As we read about the Israelites we often learn that they built altars to remind them of God's goodness. For example, in Joshua 4 after they had crossed the Jordan river, they built an altar as a reminder of what God had done for them - a reminder to be thankful for the goodness of God. What reminders do your children have of God's goodness to your family? Maybe have your child write (with your help if needed) their own prayer of thanksgiving for mom or dad or grandma or grandpa. Remind them that God, in his goodness, has placed loving people in their lives and to Him belongs the praise!
Age Level: 2-6 years old
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