Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thank You, Lord, For Everything by P.J. Lyons

ISBN: 9780310748120
ZonderKidz ~ $9.99
Christian/Values & Virtues
About the book: A new padded board book with cheerful and upbeat rhymes that teaches children to be thankful.

A comfortable and relaxing rhyme tells the story of God's great blessings in this padded cover board book. P.J. Lyons' engaging text and Tim Warnes' playful illustrations remind readers how much they have to be thankful for.

Thank You, Lord, For Everything, is a sweet and gentle rhyme-perfect for bedtime, quiet time, and anytime in between.

My thoughts: Parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles, teachers, and all who love and care for children should take upon themselves the responsibility to lovingly teach thankfulness to children. Most of us are not born with a thankful spirit and it needs to be nurtured in each of us.

Lovely little books are a wonderful tool to guide the hearts and minds of those little ones toward a spirit of thankfulness. Thank You, Lord, For Everything by P.J. Lyons is just such a little book. Designed for the younger crowd, it is perfectly sized for little ones to hold and carry about with them.

Day is pushing light away,
Sunshine calls you out to play.
Brightly out of bed you spring,
"Thank you, Lord, for everything."

So begins the day for this cute little bear. Tim Warnes' illustrations are sweet, lively, consisting of soft watercolors that are active and engaging.

Beauty greets you everywhere,
On the ground and in the air--
Jeweled flower, stained glass wing,
"Thank you, Lord, for everything."

Children will learn that being thankful is not just something you express at mealtime or bedtime. It is an all day, everything way of living. I'm reminded that we are called to "give thanks in everything" and to "pray without ceasing." This is a beginning for little ones to learn to do just that.

This little book is highly recommended by Chat With Vera and I urge you to consider this in your gift giving.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by Book Look Blogger program to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. No compensation was received for this review.


  1. Sounds like a great book for gratitude! Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  2. Hi again, Vera! Looks like a fun read for kids teaching an important lesson. God bless! Tina from Amanda's Books and More

  3. I think books like this are important for the very young. It is good to teach them early about thankfulness. I love the verses you posted.

  4. I love any book that points our precious children closer to God!

  5. I've been thinking a lot about gratitude lately so this book is perfect! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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