by Sage Foster-Lasser; Jon Lasser
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Pub Date 15 Oct 2018 | Archive Date 10 Jun 2019
American Psychological Association, Magination Press
I’m Kiko. I’m a happy camper!
I can grow grateful, too. Let me show you how.
My class goes on lots of field trips.
Ms. Cooper has taken us to the art museum, the state capitol, and even to a bakery, but never camping.
I was excited! I counted the days until we left!
Kiko goes on a camping trip with her class and learns about gratitude! Throughout the trip, Kiko discovers different things she appreciates about her family, friends, and opportunities. This story is based on the “theory of mind,” which is the ability to take the perspective of others and recognize that each person has their own thoughts, feelings, and perspectives. Growing gratitude leads to greater happiness and stronger interpersonal relationships.
Also included is a Reader's Note that provides contextual advice, healthy-mind tips, and more ways for growing gratitude in kids.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 18 members
Sweet picture book, good for maybe 4 year olds or so? And I like the guide for parents at the end. Thanks or the ARC!
Grow Grateful is a cute little book that helps to teach children about gratitude. We follow a little girl named Kiko as she goes on a camping trip with her class. Through various subtle and not-so subtle ways, Kiko learns about appreciation and gratitude. Some of the examples were a little vague for me. But in the end, the message is clear. Overall, this is a solid little story and, as with other Magination Press books I've read, there is a very helpful section at the back for adults to explain the best ways to foster gratitude in little ones. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 because Chico the dog is just that cute! Thank you to NetGalley and American Psychological Association for providing me with a DRC of this book.
Thanks to Netgalley and Magination Press for providing an e-arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I am a first grade teacher and I loved this book. It has a very powerful message that is easy for young children to understand. It has a very colorful and bright cover which will make it stand out to students. I loved how it has tips at the end about how parents and educators can use the book.
A sweet little book about being grateful and being kind. A pretty good read. Would be interested in reading more from this author.
What an adorable book! Not only does it teach kids about gratitude in an engaging way, but it’s also bright and beautiful. It will draw both you and your kids in. Five stars!
We just celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada and talked about things that we were thankful for, so this was a timely book to read to my grandson. I loved this book. Even though it talks about being grateful, there are other character traits that are shared in this book such as being helpful, conquering fears and trying new things. It follows the story of Kiko, a young girl who goes on a camping trip with her class. At the end of the day as they sit around a campfire, the children discuss what they are grateful for, using examples from their trip. The illustrations were cute and showed a lot of diversity with these children. I'm not sure how helpful the notes at the back of the book will actually be for parents, but they are there. The publisher, Magination Press, provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.
I love this book. It introduces children (ideally around the ages of about 4 or 5) to the idea of gratitude and being grateful. It follows the story of a child who learns how to understand and express her emotions relating to gratitude. It is a nice book in insolation, but it would also do well as a series of books being read with a child about different types of emotions. It also reminds parents and caregivers about the importance of acknowledging a child's emotions and encouraging them to express themselves. There is guidance in the back of the book for parents and caregivers about how to open a dialogue with a child about gratitude. My only minor criticism is that this book is US-centric (US terms, places etc.) - it may have been better if the places were fictional so other children could relate to it more closely. Many thanks to the American Psychological Association and NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a charming book that, with a story of a young girl's first camping experience, teaches children about emotions, kindness, gratitude, and personal growth. The illustrations in this book are lovely and reminded me of how much I loved my first camping experiences.
An adorable, timely, and succinct look at the power of mindfulness, gratitude, and having a positive outlook. Highly recommended.
What a sweat book - with equally colorful illustrations as it does words - to demonstrate a child's ability to notice the positive things in her life. I will utilize this book throughout the school year, along with mindfulness activities, to motivate towards a grateful heart.
With the increased focus on social emotional learning and on educating the “whole child,” this is a great book for early elementary classrooms. The story is sweet and kids will enjoy it, plus it leads nicely into a discussion of gratitude without being too contrived. Lots of great ideas for parents/teachers at the end of the book!
Rating:🥄🥄🥄🥄 Review: Children's nonfiction that focuses on an objective, or moral. The focus is learning about gratitude and understanding other people and how they feel. In one section, the student becomes nervous from climbing and she notices that her classmate Camille is nervous, too. She recognizes the emotion in someone else and works to comfort her classmate. In another part, Moseah asks about what grateful means and someone defines it directly -- so there is no guessing games a s to what the objective is of this book. It's colorful and kid-focused students would enjoy listening to this or looking at the pictures. Downloaded from netgalley in exchange ...free book/free review..