Thank You, Lord, For Everything by P. J. Lyons {Children's Book Review}

Written by P. J. Lyons
Illustrated by Tim Warnes
Juvenile Fiction

Love surrounds you, beauty, too.
Notice how God blesses you!
Clap your hands, shout and sing:
"Thank you, Lord, for everything!"

Thank You, Lord, For Everything is a sweet and gentle rhyme--perfect for bedtime, quiet time, and anytime in between. A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God’s great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons’ engaging text and Tim Warnes’ playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.

My Thoughts

One of the virtues that we as parents strive to teach our children early on is thankfulness. It's pretty easy to be thankful in the big things like a new bike or a long anticipated vacation destination. But what about the every day things all around like breakfast and picnics and a game of tag with friends?

P. J. Lyons has once again put together a wonderful rhyming poem that focuses on being thankful for the things that we encounter during our average days. Tim Warnes said on his website that he challenged himself to make the sweet little bear "the cutest, most endearing, softest little bear he could." I say he met the challenge and exceeded it. Designed with toddlers in mind this padded board book will be able to withstand the multiple readings from those sweet little hands. 

 In case you are just needing an excuse to buy the book here's a little quote from the author about the book.
"I wrote this, along with some other stories, for a friend who wished the Sandra Boyton books her toddler loved had some take away value. (That toddler is now going into tenth grade.) These books (God Is Watching Over You comes out March 2016) contain all the sounds, or phonemes, in English. It's important for children to hear all these sounds to help them learn to speak and read. I think of them as Baby Einstein gets religion." (
I love that! Now you can buy the book without any guilt because you are just helping your little one learn to speak and read. But seriously, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and this adorable little book would be a marvelous addition to your little one's personal library.

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