{review} Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

I am really looking forward to sharing all the great books that I’ve been given to review over the coming weeks. This one had to be first. It’s already a bit dogeared and the dust cover is crinkled. It’s been read and read again, then read to baby dolls and little sisters.


Thankful by¬†Eileen Spinelli is absolutely perfect for your little ones, especially as the temperatures are dipping and minds might be turning towards the holidays. Maybe my children are the only ones that are already thinking about wish lists and I wants but I doubt it. I’m trying to be preemptive and get a jump start on the idea that seems to only come around in November.

Let’s be thankful! We have been given so much. Our children will learn ¬†more from lessons that revolve around thankfulness than around self-serving. This book doesn’t dive into deep theology or Bible lessons. It just gives sweet, simple examples of every day people that are thankful.

It doesn’t take much for our children to learn selfishness. It comes built in to their little brains! So at every chances we get, we as parents need to be reversing their built in nature and replacing it with a thankful outlook. Something as simple as reading a story book might seem trite but it isn’t! You’re planting seeds that will grow and creating habits that will serve them well in life.

Eileen Spinelli has written a sweet story that will connect with even the youngest of children. The illustrations are simple and sweet. I would definitely recommend this book for any age but children from 3-8 will enjoy it most. You can find Thankful at Zondervan or most other book retailers.


{I received a copy of Thankful in exchange for an honest review as a part of Zondervan’s Z Blog Squad. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}

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