Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful Tuesday

I'm feeling thankful this Tuesday, for sunny weather and a job that I love at a wonderful library in a great community. Here are a few books expressing thanks in a variety of ways. A young child expresses thanks for a body that can see, feel, listen, and wonder about the love and beauty of the world we live in. A beautiful picture book illustrates the words to a song about feeling grateful. An adorable brown bear searches for someone who can see his unique gift in a special way and finds a great friend in the process. Enjoy!

A celebration of how the body's parts work together, from hands and eyes to lips and heart, allowing one to exist in the wondrous universe. Includes instructions for making a book. Fans of Molly Bang will get a glimpse inside her artist's studio.

An illustrated version of John Bucchino's song of giving thanks and celebrating the gifts of life.

Despite the criticism of others, a bear finds the perfect gift for his mouse friend. Great extension idea: find a shoebox or a large refrigerator box (check at local appliance stores for a free one!) and spend the afternoon creating a new play space for your child or one of his or her toys. A little imagination can take you to wonderful places! 

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