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My Thanksgiving Prayer Board book – September 9, 2007

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About the Author

Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. 'But the most important part,' she says, 'is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much.' SPANISH BIO: A Crystal Bowman le gusta escribir relatos y poemas. Cuando tenia diez anos, su libro favorito era una coleccion de poemas divertidos que todavia conserva. Ademas de escribir relatos, poemas y rimas, Crystal disfruta pasando tiempo con su esposo y sus hijos ya crecidos, dando largas caminatas y comiendo helados. Ellos dividen su tiempo entre Michigan y Florida.

You can find Claudine diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (September 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310711622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310711629
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,439,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Crystal Bowman is a best selling author of more than 60 books for kids as well as 3 books for women. She also writes magazine articles and lyrics for children's piano music. She wrote her first poem when she was in the 4th grade. Her teacher told her she would be a poet someday. Her first book of poetry, CRACKS IN THE SIDEWALK, was published in 1993. It has been republished several times and is still in print. She also speaks at schools, churches, and writers' conferences. For more information on Crystal, you can visit her website at www.crystalbowman.com

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christine M. Irvin on October 18, 2008
Format: Board book
Make this Thanksgiving special for your very little ones by sharing this book with them. It is a Thanksgiving prayer from a child's perspective. Written in rhyme, the verses give thanks for things children think about and can appreciate: food, family, and nature. The text is short and simple, with words and images children can understand and relate to.

Here's a sample:

Thank you, God, for birds that sing
and mountains standing tall.
For rivers, trees, and bumblebees -
Lord, you have made them all.

The illustrations in this book are painted with bright, bold colors and project a very child-like quality. Every double-paged spread, except one, contains a single picture. The other two pages contain three pictures that are painted to look like photographs. The book itself is a boardbook, cut roughly into the shape of a cornucopia.

What I Like: Everything. The shape of the book captures your attention since, as mentioned, it is shaped like a cornucopia. The bright illustrations, with a decidedly orange theme, are cute and heart-warming. With only two sentences on each page, youngsters won't need a long attention span to enjoy this book. And the fact that it's a boardbook will make it easier for little ones to turn the pages by themselves. This is a great book to introduce your youngsters to all the things we have to be thankful for.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 4 and under.

-Christine M. Irvin (Christian Children's Book Review)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mommy23Boyz on December 16, 2008
Format: Board book
My mother-in-law works as a librarian, so she's always giving our son books. For Halloween the year he was about 1.5, she got us "My Happy Pumpkin". He loved it SO much that we got this one for Thanksgiving the same year, and he loves this one too! The illustrations are bright and fun, and the stories are simple and clear. The book rhymes, too, which is a plus for us. I highly recommend these as quality books with a quality message that kids and parents will like.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By YellowDaisy on September 16, 2009
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Crystal Bowman is now my favorite! My son loves the pictures in this book and I love that it is about God and His love. It has a very sweet message that children can understand.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Pedersen on January 25, 2011
Format: Board book
My 18 month daughter loves this book. It's so cute, that I read it this year at the family's Thanksgiving table in lieu of the usual prayer. It is a prayer itself, and it is clear, sweet, and to the point. Very easy for her to enjoy, and it also helps me to get her to eat every night because she loves how I read the line that thanks God for "potatoes, corn and meat"!! Great book. ALso, as a single mom, I appreciate that there is no direct reference to mom & dad, just a large family around that table that could represent anything you want: grandparents, siblings, or just cousins. In one scene, there is a couple on a swing, and my girl looks at them as her grandparents. I highly recommend this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathy Giron on September 5, 2009
Format: Board book
This is such a sweet book. It's a big board book so it's perfect for little ones, and it makes a great gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 3timesMom on November 27, 2012
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Excellent Book. The big size and bright colors makes it very easy for even the smallest babies to be drawn to the colors. We are now reading it again, 2nd year, and toddlers love it. The sturdy board book is easy for their little hands to turn pages, and the art big so they can point to all the images (bug, dog, boy, girls, flower, etc). One of my favorite books for them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristal on December 16, 2008
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This is such a great book, as are all of Crystal Bowman's books! I love the way she shares the Christian message in a way that children can understand. The illustrations are beautiful. I read this to my young preschool class each year. It holds their attention as it is easy to read and very colorful.
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By Amy on November 4, 2011
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There are a series of these books that link holidays with Christian meanings. I was introduced to this series last Christmas with the ones about Christmas trees, presents, etc. Then, I found a Halloween one. This one is a little different in that it doesn't try to give Christmas meaning to holiday symbols. This one leads you through a Thanksgiving prayer. It is a good way for my 4-year-old son to be introduced to prayer. Simple prayer that he "gets."
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