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Thank You, God: A Lift-the-Flap Book (From Kids Around The World) Paperback – August 21, 2011
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About the Author
Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published author of over 200 children’s titles and adult trade titles. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats. Zobel Nolan lives and writes in Connecticut with her husband, Desmond Nolan and their two feline children.
Top Customer Reviews
Having said all of that, this book draws children in and towards the end of the book, my daughter very sincerely looked up at me and said, "I said thank you to God once too, mommy." So that was sweet and I could tell that the MESSAGE of the book (gratefulness to God) had definitely come through and ministered to her little heart. There is value in simply hearing, "Thank you, God" over and over.
The bottom line is that if you are looking for a book to increase their awareness of gratefulness to God, this might be okay. But this book is not educational material and prompts a lot of questions it does not answer about children of the world and their respective countries.
Eta: I do highly recommend "Children Just Like Me" from DK Publishing if you are looking for an educational book about children around the world! (which this book is not trying to be, of course, but if you are!)
Nolan is well known for her well written rhyming children's books, and this, her newest title, is no less well executed. Sometimes she has children thanking God for regionally specific things (like Lady Liberty, Chinese dragon kites, Indian curry, or Egyptian camels) and occasionally for universals (like parents and God's love).
The illustrations by Miki Sakamoto compliment the text beautifully, with bright colors and cute kid faces. Many pages also feature a flap kids can lift.
What I Like: My 6 year old was fascinated to see images of children in other lands. (Her favorite? The illustration of a Chinese family.) She had fun guessing which countries the children were from, and her nearly 3 year old brother loved learning about them, too. The images are colorful, the text is well written, the theme is important. What's not to like?
What I Dislike: Nothing, really, although it would have been nice to have some written indication of which countries were being featured, perhaps with a few bits of factual information to help parents teach their children more about children around the world.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Kristina Seleshanko, Christian Children's Book Review
"Thank You God, from Kids Around the World" is both multi-cultural and faith-based. The book is interactive, with flaps your child can lift to find 'surprises' on every page.
Each page shares a thank you message from the children of that particular region to God for what He's given them. The artwork, from illustrator Miki Sakamoto, is colorful and engaging.
Your child can learn about different countries and cultures while learning that God is good to all of us, and gives us good gifts to enjoy. And we all can learn to have more appreciation for what we have!
Plus, the price is excellent! Stock up on copies for gifts this holiday season, and use the book as a springboard for lessons on thankfulness during November. You'll find a multitude of uses and reasons to read this book often.
My thanks to Allia and my friends at Zonderkidz for my copy. I'm giving "Thank You God, from Kids Around the World" four out of five bookmarks, with a globe as a charm.
The older ones at the end page of the book were pointing to the group of kids on the page and telling the adults what countries the kids were from.
It was great fun, a fast read and opened up a conversation about what the kids were grateful for. Leesa, one of the four year olds- she pointed out that she was grateful for the book Thank You God because it reminded her that "Jesus Loves her too!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a nice, wonderfully created book for Thanksgiving. We were working off Psalm 75:1 and this book was just what we needed for part 3 (people everywhere tell of your wonderful... Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by Vsanch01
I read this book to my grand daughter who is in a pre kindergarten class at a Lutheran School. She has already been introduced to God by her parents and has a religion hour once a... Read morePublished on November 7, 2011 by Regina Wegman
The fun rhymes accompanied by whimsical scenes of children around the world in this book are a big hit in our house. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Janine Merolla
Teaching children to give thanks to God is one of the fundamental lessons of life. What better way than through the delightful picture book Thank You God! Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by Marci Kladnik
Allia Zobel Nolan and Miki Sakamoto have created an excellent children's book that teaches little ones about the children around the world. Read morePublished on September 24, 2011 by Sara Fudge