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Reviewed by Dawn Weaver for Readers' Favorite
My Grateful Book by Diana Smith is an enchanting book which gently touches on the little things for which a child, or an adult, can be thankful. Whether at home or at school, out of doors or in the water, observing the rain or enjoying sunshine and rainbows, there are always gifts around us, if only we can train our eyes to look for them. Diana Smith teaches us to take delight in the little moments around us which add so much to our lives, whether those moments involve fish or flowers, butterflies or broccoli—yes, broccoli! Skillfully weaving soft hues and vibrant color, illustrator Sara Jane Marchant effectively brings the prose to life, guiding us along on a beautiful journey of gratitude.
My Grateful Book by Diana Smith is the perfect book to read at bedtime—or any time a child is struggling with appreciating life! While reading it, I could picture being snuggled up at night with my child or grandchild and being carried away to a soothing, quiet place by its lovely prose and soft, charming illustrations. I wish I'd had this book when my children were younger! It will definitely be on the list of books to get for future grandchildren or for friends who are having little ones. My Grateful Book would be an excellent addition to classroom libraries as a source of calm in the midst of potential chaos! It has the potential to open up discussions on gratitude for children of all ages.