Thursday, March 14, 2013
An Awesome Book Of Thanks! By Dallas Clayton
An Awesome Book Of Thanks! By Dallas Clayton should be in every body's personal library. It's simply that important! Dallas writes a simple book that starts in the beginning of time and acknowledges at first there was nothing. He mentions the familiar, like boats and cars or people were not here and then heads to the sky, "There didn't use to be anything." However, now he notes "There's a lot so when I look around at all that we've got I say thank you." He proceeds to thank everyone and everybody, sometimes thoughtful, "the breeze and for the rain." and sometimes absurd "girelephants in silly hats".
He thanks for books, and the ocean deep, pigs and cows and ducks and sheep. He mentions to be grateful for "having all the time it takes and boxes for pretend and balls to kick and kites to fly and places to go when you want to cry".
He remembers to thank not only each member of a family, but doctors and artists and teachers as well. He states "It's so easy we see these things everyday to forget to say thank you in every way."
He thinks of everything from good to bad "for they make us all stronger" and takes us on a journey to thank people in all different languages. Best of all, he thanks the reader "just for being yourself" as important as anything else."
Colorful pictures with adorable fuzzy people make it fun to share with your child. What a great way to end the day, by bedtime reflection of all things we should be thankful for.
The book is one long run on sentence and can be read as fast or as slow as you like. We live in an amazing time, where resources make it possible for us to multi task and keep taking on more and more new responsibilities to tackle. Like the run on sentence of the book, do we ever take that long slow breath and give sincere thanks for the wonders around us? So, I dare you to take that one awesome long breath, and then try to give thanks for all the terrific things we may take for granted in our fast paced world.
Lastly, thank you for reading my review!