Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Giving Thanks - More than 100 Ways to say "Thank You" by Ellen Surrey (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

A while ago, we wrote about the falling standards in politeness in children. This book actually comes up with a really neat solution...
"Giving Thanks - More than 100 Ways to say Thank You" by Ellen Surrey is quite a good idea and I don't think we've ever seen a book like it.

It begins by asking you about the people you love, and the things you're thankful for in your own life - helpfully suggesting a few things that the little boy in the book might answer with.

Who are the people around you that you could thank? Your parents? Your Grandma and Grandad? Brothers and Sisters? Aunts and Uncles? Perhaps your PE Teacher at school or your teachers in general? Even your pets?

Then the book describes all the cool ways you could do something nice for those people. Perhaps making mum breakfast? Reading stories with dad? (We, of course, approved of that a LOT!) Taking Grandma to HOLLYWOOD (they know "Grandma" quite well, obviously, she'd probably love to go!)

It's a dear little book with its heart in the right place. Probably more geared for a US audience than UK, nevertheless it has that classic feel to it of the US golden age books of the 50s and 60s.

"Giving Thanks" is out now, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books