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More Than Things: A Children's Book about Gifts [Kindle Edition]

Jen Burns
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Join Brother as he waits anxiously for his approaching birthday. He wants SO many things... until he has a very strange dream. Brother learns a valuable lesson, and has a birthday to remember.

This book was written for preschool and elementary aged children. It will initiate thought and conversation about how people are more important than the things they give us.

It is playfully illustrated by Kati Burns (still a kid herself).

Included in the ebook is a link for free printables: Thank you notes for your child to use as they show their appreciation for the gifts they receive.

This is the third book in a series of adventures with Brother and Sis. The first is titled, "Room to Play: A Children's Book about Decluttering,” and the second is titled, “Bored No More: A Children's Book about Creativity.”


Product Details

  • File Size: 20088 KB
  • Print Length: 43 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IGZVTPG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,533 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Perfect children's book for any kid with a bad case of the "Wanter". Simple illustrations and message that really hits home. Excellent!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful! July 10, 2014
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Very nice. Easy to follow, cute illustrations and a good message. Thanks a lot for this fun and meaningful read :).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great lesson! March 19, 2014
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Good lesson for us all! It is written well and the illustrations are a very nice complement to the lesson presented.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For kids AND their parents March 1, 2014
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What a great message. The best kid book we've read in a very long time! Add it to your library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great intentional easy read book March 1, 2014
By Sue
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This book is an easy read, filled with targeted methods, morals and wisdom on how a child should learn to be a great receiver. It is not about the gifts even though they are nice to have, but about the giver and how important they are in the child's life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great lesson for everyone, not just kids March 1, 2014
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I liked that the book reinforced the message I want my kids to learn, especially that gifts are a bonus, no one is entitled to give them something no matter what the occasion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd had this two weeks ago November 21, 2014
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Last year, when we invited our son's friends over for cake and ice cream, we asked his friends not to bring presents. It was hard explaining to a six year old why we were discouraging gifts, especially since most of the other parties he had attended, he saw the guests bringing his friends presents including us. When that party invite arrives, our kids are so excited because it means all their friends will be there along with goodies of various assortment. Personally, I would start stressing as to how I could squeeze out a respectable gift with our very tiny budget so that my my child and myself were not embarrassed at not bringing a present. Parties became another obligation instead of something to look forward to. We want our son's friends to come celebrate with cake and ice cream, but we Don't want to add any financial stress to the other parents, so that they will look forward to bringing their kids. This book is a great way to initiate these discussions with your children. Just wish we'd had it two weeks ago.
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4.0 out of 5 stars love this February 27, 2015
By Natty
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I really love this book; with three boys having birthdays coming up, it will be perfect. It really focuses on how important people are. I liked how the author put the idea across and I can see me and my kids reading it together a lot. I do plan to skip the second to last page which talks about wanting things and being greedy. I think there is nothing wrong with someone wanting things and being creative in finding ways to get things. And I don't want my kids to think they are being greedy just because they want things, or to have guilt over it. Definitely agree it has to be balanced though! :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars very cute
Illustrates the concept very well. My son is 5 and a little young for the book but I may go ahead and read it anyway to get the thoughts and conversation going.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great message
Well written, easy to read story with a great learning message. I won't mind reading this repeatedly to my girls.
Published 3 months ago by Athena
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story, easy to understand and the format for the thank you cards.
Published 4 months ago by Diana K. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book to start conversations
Being a mom of seven, our kids learned early that life is more about relationships and not about things. Read more
Published 4 months ago by SimplySherryl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great message!
Such a great message and so well written! Plus excellent pictures! Highly recommend!
Published 4 months ago by Melanie M
5.0 out of 5 stars thank you
I am So glad you write these much needed books. I'm sending blessings to you for being a blessing (:
Published 4 months ago by Kizzy Vanessa West
5.0 out of 5 stars Teaching Appreciation
This is a cute rhyming book about a boy who dreams that he gets everything he wants for his birthday. But it doesn't make him happy and he wonders why. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Teddy O'Malley
4.0 out of 5 stars Great even for adults living in the matrix too!
Living in such a superficial society (and also near the holidays), it's really easy to get caught up in keeping up with the Jones. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kathy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book about gift-giving
My husband and I are not the best gift-givers, but we are determined to teach our future children gratitude and how to love others well. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anonymous
3.0 out of 5 stars Because a few of the rhymes were cheesy
Some of the rhymes are cheesy. that drives me crazy. I like the conversation starters at the end to help talk about receiving gifts.
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
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More About the Author

Jen Burns is a mom of 3 boys and 3 girls (ages 10-18) residing in Nashville. She is married to her best friend, Mike, and they share a home full of energy, laughter, tears, and lots of Taco Tuesdays!

As a child her favorite place was the public library. As a teen her first job was at a public library. One of her dreams was to one day write a children's book. That dream has now come true!

Jen values time spent making lasting memories of those she loves. She drives her family crazy asking to take pictures, and loves planning special and themed events.

To hear that anything she has written has inspired, encouraged, or lightened someone's load makes Jen's heart soar. She would love to hear from you! You can connect with her at her blog Sotheycanfly.com.


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