The first pages reveal a rising sun, then a family waking in their house, then a young girl greeting the new day. When the text begins, it begins at the beginning:
"Thank you, God,
for the sun smiling on our earth
to wake up the day,
for the light opening my eyes
to see all you have made."
Other pages thank God for family and friends, home, food, the outdoors, rain, animals...then:
"Bless you, God,
for this day,
for your love holding us together.
The last page shows a setting sun.
What I Like: The illustrators are pure Jago. They are beautiful, but not exactly traditional. (You can see some Jago's work at his website.) The text is very simple, but it's also appealing to young children. But what I love best about this book is how it shows children how to be thankful from sun up to sun set.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: about 2 - 8
Publishing Info: Eerdmans , 2014; ISBN 978-0802854247; hardback, 26 pgs.,$12.84
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