A Very Thankful Prayer, by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Illustrated by Natalia Moore
Every day I wake up with a happy, thankful heart.
From watching the leaves fall to picking pumpkins from the patch, from sharing a Thanksgiving meal with loved ones to learning how to give—there’s so much to be thankful for! Join these adorable animals as they say a prayer of thanks to God, who gives us every good thing.
Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a bestselling author who for the past 20 years has written everything from children’s books to gift books to thousands of greeting cards. She is the writer behind the bestselling Really Woolly® brand, with nearly 1 million books sold and an ECPA Gold Award–winning Really Woolly Bedtime Prayers. Bonnie has won a Retailer’s Choice Award for her book I Love You Head to Toe and also several Louie Awards for her work in the social expression industry. Her favorite inspirations are her grandchildren, running, and sunshine. She lives and works from her home in Cleveland, Ohio.
Natalia Moore studied illustration at Swansea University in Wales, passing with Honors, and now lives and works in Devon, England. She has illustrated more than twenty children’s books, working with mixed media and finishing off digitally, and is also a teacher and author. Natalia enjoys drawing from real life and is never without her sketchbook.
My thoughts: I received this book for review and the first thing I thought when I received it in the mail is how cute it is. I noticed right away the little details on the cover and that it is a very sturdy board book. Each page is very colorful with an autumn theme and very cute characters. There are only a few sentences on every other page (with both pages illustrated to match the words) and it flows very nicely. The message is also very sweet, all about being thankful and is tied in nicely. A great book both to read to children and for young children to begin reading with.