THANK YOU, GOD: from Kids Around the World

by Allia Zobel Nolan, Illustrated by Miki Sakamoto


Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310722640,
ISBN-13: 9780310722649, UPC: 025986722647
16 pages
Ages 3-6

From the team that gave you the multi-award, Mom’s Choice winner, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT ME, comes a vibrant look at how kids around the world praise their God and celebrate diversity. As little readers turn the pages, they’ll travel to different countries and get a chance to discover what their friends in Egypt, Russia, Africa, China and other lands are grateful for–things like koala bears, northern lights, windmills, and more. And while they’re thrilling to exotic, new flora and fauna, they’ll get a lift-the-flap surprise on every spread. A great way to celebrate different cultures during Diversity Month (October), Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all year around.



Thank You, God: A Lift-the-Flap Book (from Kids Around the World)
Allia Zobel Nolan, illus. by Miki Sakamoto. Zonderkidz, $6.99 paper (16p) ISBN 978-0-310-72264-9
A round-the-world travelogue by Nolan, a prolific author of books for children and adults, this lift-the-flap picture book dramatizes scenes from every inhabited continent. From traditional celebrations to natural elements, from lanterns in China to tulips in Holland, from “Lady Liberty” to “elephants and zebras and pink skies that end our days,” Sakamoto’s (Jake’s Pirate Adventure) vibrant yet simple illustrations focus on joyous-looking children playing or engaged in family activities. Each scene shows them expressing gratitude toward God by appreciating unique aspects of their cultures. The story suggests that though from different countries, backgrounds, and religions, people are united by a feeling of the presence of God. A colorful introduction to gratitude, tolerance, and world geography for preschoolers of all ethnic backgrounds. Ages 3-up. (Sept.)