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Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780981257969
  • 30 pages
  • $9.99
Hardcover Book Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780981257976
  • 28 pages
  • $18.99
Grateful Jake
Emily Madill, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

A homework assignment on gratitude leaves Jake completely stumped. After all, he's just an ordinary 8 year old boy - what's so great about that? But a weekend of adventures opens his eyes to the true meaning of gratitude, and just how lucky he is that it's always within his reach. This engagingly illustrated picture book will help introduce your young readers to the concept of gratitude, and the accompanying Grateful Jake Resource Guide (also available from Amazon) will help you expand on those ideas with activities your whole family will enjoy.
Reviews
Independent Publisher Magazine: Juvenile Literature

IP Notables : Juvenile Literature

Grateful Jake by Emily Madill; illustrated by Izabela Bzymek

Spend the weekend with Jake, a lovable, playful, typical boy who just wants to have a good time!  Grateful Jake is sure to spark the interest of your young one as they can, without a doubt, relate to Jake’s lack of enthusiasm as he sits, uninspired on a Friday afternoon to work on a school assigned essay.  “What to be thankful for?” he wonders.

 

Emily Madill and Izabela Bzymek illustrate a lesson we, as parents, are continuously trying to instill in our children, simply to be grateful.  As children, with limited experiences and knowledge, it is difficult to “learn” perspective.  Books are a gateway to these teachings.  Let Jake’s experience be an eye opener, illustrating that the good stuff lies in the little things.

 

Life, every day, is full of things to be thankful for.  The simple things are our greatest gifts.  Jake’s time spent with his family and friends, with nature, doing activities he loves will be sure to ignite the reader’s sense of gratitude and is a good reminder to us all to not take the “good stuff” for granted.”

Independent Publisher Magazine, Notable Books Section

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780981257969
  • 30 pages
  • $9.99
Hardcover Book Details
  • 08/2012
  • 9780981257976
  • 28 pages
  • $18.99

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