Thursday, November 12, 2015

Eleven books to instill an attitude of gratitude

At the BN Kids Blog Erin Jones tagged eleven books to instill an attitude of gratitude, including:
Those Shoes, by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

Fads may come and go, but Jeremy’s grandma is resolute in helping him understand the value of understanding “needs” vs. “wants”. Jeremy’s determination finds him a pair of the latest cool shoes from the thrift store which are, unfortunately, a size too small. When Jeremy decides sore feet are not fun after all, he puts on his boots and gives his friend Antonio the shoes. What Jeremy finds is that what he can do is worth more than the things he wants for himself. What matters most is gratitude for what he has, and graciously giving to others.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue