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Beautifully written and illustrated, this book reminds us that there are many simple things in life for which we can be grateful every day. It’s also a fantastic tool for teaching young children about different forms of poetry. A delight!
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2019
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude is a beautifully illustrated book of poetry for children age 6+. I thoroughly enjoyed not only the illustrations, but the poems themselves which are from many different cultures and written in a wide variety of poetic formats.
I especially appreciated that the type of poetic format was named on the page of each poem and explained in the glossary. The glossary also includes a brief biography of each poet. All in all, the book is very well done and gets a 5-star review from me.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Milbrook Press for allowing me to read an ARC of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions expressed here are my own. The book is scheduled to be published on 9/3/19.
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
I’m always thankful when I find a new children’s poetry collection, and I’m especially grateful for Thanku The poems in this anthology look at the concept of thankfulness from all angles, both expected, like giving thanks at Thanksgiving and the unexpected, like a sweatshirt being grateful for a chance to be worn and appreciated. An added bonus: Miranda Paul has selected poems of a variety of formats and included an explanation of the forms at the back. What a great resource for classroom teachers looking for mentor poems!
Reviewed in the United States on September 20, 2019
I absolutely fell in love with this book for its beautiful breathtaking illustrations and the variety of thankful poems. This book is a great teaching tool for discussion about being thankful for everything around us. As a veteran teacher I strongly recommend this book of poetry for every classroom and library.
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2019
A lovely collection of poetry for children (and adults too!) about being grateful and living a life of gratitude… Not just for the month of November! Beautifully illustrated also. Great discussion starters for any classroom.
This is a collection of poems that all embody the theme of being thankful. From being thankful for friends, shoes, leaves, or rocks, each poem is as unique as the author who penned it. The poems also remind the reader that there are many things to be thankful for all year long. A must have for all classroom and library collections.
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2019
I’m not big on leaving reviews, but I found these poems to be quite inspirational. The poem “Dimples” made me smile. The author did a great job describing how something as simple as a smile could brighten a child’s day.