Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another Book Review Post

It's been a while since I did a book review post. Here are two charming books, with adorable illustrations, each by Cecilia Johansson.

Here is the first page of the daddy book..

Dylan's daddy is tall and thin, and so far Dylan is "Just Like Daddy"!

Now, here is the first page of the mommy book...

HEY! Leave my pudgy tummy alone! I'm not liking you, Cecillia. Oh, and the last page is "Feel the flowers on my dress. I try hard not to make a mess! Just like Mommy!" Well, I never put a dress on my kid, and I don't often wear one myself. As for messes, I make those ALL the time.

Seriously, I really LOVE this next book. It has a great message, and I often need a reminder. (Maybe you do, too.)

The words are...

"I like to be thankful for all I receive, from the tiniest seashell to the mightiest breeze.

For when I am thankful, it's easy to see, I tend to spend life living more joyfully!

So, I'm thankful for small things, like bugs on the ground, and warm little puppies that follow me around.

I'm thankful for fireflies that blink in the night, and bright little stars that twinkle with light.

I like to be thankful for bigger things too, like seeing a sunrise, or a trip to the zoo!

But also I'm thankful for everyday things, like a nice scoop of ice cream, or just swinging on swings!

I'm thankful for lemonade to sip from a glass. I'm thankful for baseball and thick, wavy grass.

And I'm thankful for others, who help me so much, like firemen and policemen and soldiers, and such.

I'm thankful for my teachers and all that they give. I'm thankful for my country - What a great place to live!

But mostly I'm thankful for my family and friends, who make me so happy, whose love never ends.

And when all's said and done, it seems very clear...

I like to be thankful for just being here."

Today, I would just like to say "Thanks" to everyone who takes the time to read my blog, and also to thank all of you who leave such positive, supportive comments. It means a lot to me.


Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Right back at you! Those books look cute - I will have to add them to our list. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

JCK said...

These look adorable, Jen.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Your blog is a delight!

Kellan said...

What cute books!

Hope you have had a good weekend - see you - Kellan

Jonny's Mommy said...

Ah...I love that book and I agree..right back at you.

But seriously... why does mommy have to have the pudgy belly? Maybe daddy has one! Why is it always the women, you know? *crying softly*

I gotta go...

get those books that are tooooo cute!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

You have a valid thing going on here. I actually didn't buy the Mommy book because I thought the dress/mess thing was just plain rude, but the fat piggy thing ain't too nice either.