Monday, October 29, 2007

Give Thanks to the Lord

Give Thanks to the Lord is brand new from author Karma Wilson. Based on Psalm 92, this book celebrates everything that's best about Thanksgiving.

"Food and fun and family
all the wonderful things I see,
God has given these to me.
I'm just as grateful as I can be."

Everyone gathers with laughter. The kids play in the leaves and enjoy warm cider while waiting for dinner. The whole family eats until they're stuffed, surrounded by those they love. It's a beautiful story told through rhyming verse, all to this end: "It is good to give thanks to the Lord!"

Amy June Bates does a fantastic job as illustrator. Her drawings are sketchy, but sun-bathed and warm. A perfect complement to this book's text.

What I Like: The whole book! The size is great. It makes reading it an attractive holiday tradition. I love the illustrations. My kids have fun with the repetitive nature. Every few pages they 'read' with me: "It's good to give thanks to the Lord!" This makes for easy Scripture memorization, always a plus.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 4-8, though I think even adults would enjoy this book.

Publisher Info: ZonderKidz, 2007; ISBN: 0310711185; Hardback; $14.99

Buy it Now at for $11.99!

Special Info: See our review of I Will Rejoice, another top-rated book by Karma Wilson. Visit the author's website and see more by the illustrator online.


Kristina said...

I agree; this is an excellent book that helps us remember to give thanks.

amybeth31 said...

I agree this is a an excellent book to show to our children the importance of showing thanks for everything and to always be grateful no matter what you have.

Anonymous said...

The illustrations in this book are charming and heart-warming. This is an autumn favorite in our home.