Now that I have time to get back to book reading and evaluating I combed over many a Thanksgiving title to suggest. I kept coming back to today's title because it universal and not just about giving "Thanks" on one day but to give "Thanks" everyday! This is a must have, read aloud, bedtime story for every day of the year.
Thank You and Good Night written and illustrated by Patrick McDonnell is an instant classic. I have always loved his books and his comic strip---he so quietly reminds us of how we should live our lives. This is the story of a first sleepover of friends---they do all the things children do at sleepovers from having a snack to goofing around to a final bedtime story. They are also asked to give thanks for something---the long list of simple things is a reminder that we all have something to be thankful for everyday. It is a beautiful way to instill in children that they should remember to be grateful for the little things as well as the big things. As I said this is a must have book for any child in your life.....maybe even some grownups....
In spirit of the holiday I would like to say I am Thankful for my family and friends who are an important part of my life----you are all special to me.