A Thank You Walk
A story about gratitude
by Nancy Loewen
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Pub Date 12 Mar 2019 | Archive Date 26 Mar 2019
Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures, words & pictures
A dog’s tail wagging, a bird’s chirping, a horse’s neighs, a child’s smile—a mother and daughter discover different ways of expressing gratitude as they take the family dog for a walk.
With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Bright Start responds to recent research showing that emotional development begins in infancy, when children first bond with their caregivers. Early development of emotional intelligence helps children to form healthy and long-lasting relationships, builds the foundations for stable mental health, and lays the groundwork for academic achievement. Give your child a Bright Start for a healthier and happier life.
Leverage research and media conversations around Emotional Intelligence—pitch to media for article sidebars by author Nancy Loewen
Pitch for coverage in tactile/texture baby/toddler roundups
Focus on features in magazines aimed at new parents (i.e. Baby Bump, Chicago Parent)
Finished book mailing: Strong format for baby/toddler media interest (Babble, Brightly, Creative Child, Mom.me, Baby Center)
Average rating from 37 members
A Thank You Walk is a lesson for children in gratitude. The mom in the story points out to her child how the animals and insects say thank you for the good deeds the two are doing along the way. The story makes a quick ready and a perfect feel good bedtime story.
A sweet book about saying thank you! A great introduction about the world and using manners aimed at 2-4 years old. I would use this in my nursery class as a starter for circle time. The illustrations are clean and and friendly looking. Thank you netgalley for letting me have an advance copy.
This book is precious!
It's a 10 page book designed to teach toddlers and littles about gratitude in their everyday lives. The illustrations are darling and age appropriate and the overall message is timely and meaningful for all of us!
Thank you to Nancy Loewen, Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures, and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
A mother and daughter enjoy walking their dog while noting things to be thankful for along the way. Adorable illustrations embellish this delightful introduction to mindfulness and gratitude.
What a precious book about saying thank you! I love that the illustrations are simple instead of flashy, as gratitude is often the same thing. ;) I would love the physical copy of this for my son, his first words were Thank You! :)
Cute, simple story about saying thank you for small acts - lovely way to talk to children about kindness and expressing gratitude. Can't go far wrong with something like this!
There is a new series of books from Quarto called Bright Start. A Thank You Walk is the first of these that I have read; I think that the books will be welcomed by those with young children.
A mom and her child go for a walk together. They observe the animals with whom they interact. The sounds that the animals make are their thank yous and the mom and child together enjoy hearing them, as for example, when a horse neighs after being given a carrot. The walk itself is also something that the child thanks her mom for.
The illustrations are simple with black, white and a bit of color yet they are very engaging. The dog Duke in particular has a lot of personality.
This is a sweet and simple story. It feels just right for the youngest children as it reminds them to be aware of the things that we may be thankful for and shows a warm relationship between a mother and child.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for an honest review.
Sweet, quick and great lesson. Perfect book for little ones to learn gratitude. Would be great to read and then go on a walk. Obviously a great book for a classroom or family around thanksgiving, gives some different ideas of what to be thankful for,
Take time to be thankful. This book came at the perfect time for my daughter as we are currently trying to teach her about "Thank You." Absolutely adorable and charming. I love the illustrations and coloring used for this book. Simple yet perfectly expressed. Spring is approaching and there are many outdoor walks to be had. As well as, many things to be thankful for. A perfect addition for your little library.
This is such a sweet children's book with simple but stunning graphics. Reminds me of the old style annuals I use to read as a child. This is what this book immediately makes you feel, warm and comforted. It's a lovely story with a nice meaning.
A sweet addition to the Bright Start collection. Cute illustrations and lovely story that would be a perfect bedtime read for any young child.
Every story in the "Bright Start" series develops and nurtures a child's emotional intelligence.
A toddler and her mom take their adorable dog Duke for a walk and experience many instances in their familiar world where gratefulness is implemented. Birds at a feeder are chirping, saying thank you for their seeds, a horse receives a carrot as a treat and responds with gratitude ( just to cite a few ), and the story culminates in a family group hug each thanking the other for such a pleasant walk and for the quality time they spent together.
The illustrations are simple, expressive and calming. "A Thank You Walk" is a wonderful introduction to a discussion on expressing feelings and the importance of using manners in every day situations.
Saying thank you when someone does something special nice for you help you develop strong, healthy relationships. I really enjoyed the book and certainly would recommend it.
I received an Advanced Reader Copy from Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures and Netgalley for my unbiased opinion of the book. I loved this book! The layout was great and the simple clean drawings. The story was cute with the message that we should be thankful for everything every day. I will be buying this for a great-niece’s birthday coming up!!!
Bright Start- A Thank you Walk is a sweet story that introduces toddlers to the world around them. Using 3 colors it relays a wealth of emotion and good feelings. It has adorable illustrations and promotes kindness and thankfulness for the things we do for others. A sweet story!
A cute early toddler book about walking with her Mom and dog and all the ways animals and bugs say thank you. Her Mom and the little girl love their walks together, noticing everything around them. Great little book for small toddlers!
A Thank You Walk is a simple and sweet story of gratitude. As the little one and mom take a walk they notice birds chirping, their dog’s tail wagging, and many signs of gratefulness. I enjoyed the illustrations and simple style and would recommend this book for probably 2-4 year olds.
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'Bright Start - A Thank You Walk: A story about gratitude' with words by Nancy Loewenand and illustrations by Hazel Michelle Quintanilla is part of a series aimed at teaching emotional intelligence to the very young.
Mother and daughter go for a walk. Along the way, they help a beetle get flipped over, feed a horse and some birds. All the animals they help feel grateful, and so does mother for getting to take this walk.
The series is aimed at 1-3 year olds, and I think the cute pictures and short sentences will captivate young readers. Teaching gratitude to the young seems like a brilliant idea to me. The more thankful we can be, the more our well-being is improved. The world could use more gratitude.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
This is a very charming book for small children. The retro style pictures are done in different shades of the three colors orange, black, and white and they are adorable. Every spread contains two or three sentences in child friendly language, telling the story of a mother and her daughter going on a thank-you-walk. While they interact with each other and a variety of animals, the animals show their gratitude for the small things in life in their own language. At the end of the story, mother and daughter express their appreciation and gratitude for each other. The story is easy to follow and enjoyable and at the same time supporting emotional intelligence.
Mom and little girl take dog for a walk. Everywhere they go they encounter someone or something that’s grateful, from the birds to a horse to a beetle.
It’s a little heavy-handed, but I doubt a kid small enough to be interested in this will notice.
Orange is the only color used other than black and white, which is strange—even the dog’s tongue is orange—but considering it’s my favorite I’m okay with it. Whether the kid reading this minds. . . you’ll have to ask them.
When I was young, my maternal grandpa loved to take me on walks. One of his favorite stories he would recount to me when I was older was about the time I spotted a robin ahead of us on the sidewalk. I hunched down and watched it intently for several minutes, then I tried to waddle after it to get closer. It looked at me and, apparently not sensing a threat, let me approach. My Grandpa Claire was just tickled every time when he'd describe how we were practically nose to beak, studying each other.
I now have fond memories of taking my daughters walking around town. It began with exploring my Indiana neighborhood when I had only one daughter, who sometimes slept in the stroller during these excursions. Now I get to take both of my girls to my favorite Wisconsin trails. We might notice birds flying overhead or pinecones and acorns scattered on the ground. When we are along the river, there might be boats that catch our eye or conversations carried across the water that we pick up on. The slow pace of these walks allows us to seek out details we'd miss if we were rushing by in a car, and it gives us opportunities for conversations we might not otherwise have.
A Thank You Walk is a short picture book that shows a mother and child enjoying each other's company while they take a walk. They notice the chirping birds at the feeder and the mom narrates how they are thanking them for the food. Through this modeling in other examples, at the close of the story, the young child helps a beetle turn upright and, as the insect flies away, the child declares that it is thanking them for intervening.
It is a darling, sweet read that enforces the special moments that can take place through a short walk and models how meaningful simple conversations can be in such a setting. And I'm thankful for the way it called to mind the special story my grandfather would tell me; he is now gone, and it was a treat to recall his joy when telling stories such as the one I shared above.
(I received a digital ARC from Quarto Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.)
What a fun book. I've read it with my six year old boy, it was easy for him to read it by himself. The writing and the story is adorable. Teaches you about others.
Thank you to Netgalley and Quatro Publishing Group for this read in exchange for my honest review.
I think this sweet book would be perfect for young children and toddlers. The sentences have a singsong pattern and the simple pictures with a splash of color catch your attention.
The story very accurately depicts how children see the world and will connect well.
This a sweet story of a mother and child doing & noticing little acts of kindness during their walk, and seeing how others are appreciating and grateful for those little things ("The birds chirp-chirp-chirp at the feeder. "They're saying thank you for the seeds," says Mummy.") I was expecting the mother and child to be expressing gratitude for what they see during they're walk. This took a different approach than I expected, but it's even better. The child (& reader) are seeing the gratitude of many different creatures, while also seeing the happiness and gratitude of the mother and child. The illustrations are simple, but engaging. This is a great addition for any boardbook collection!
A simple way of teaching a child to be thankful. Mom and child go for a walk. The bird chirping are saying thank you for the bird seed, the playful puppy is saying thank you for taking care of it, etc. Once again the author does an amazing job with the illustrations using only 2 colors.
I received this arc from Netgalley for an honest review. This book is a simple book for kids on gratitude and how they can make a difference. Loved the illustrations.
What an adorable, simple, little book! “Bright Start - A Thank You Walk” is a sweet and lovely tale about gratitude. It is from a new series of books by the author, Nancy Loewen called ‘Bright Start’. “A Thank You Walk” is the first of these that I have read.
When I opened this wonderful book, my first thoughts were how well it had been illustrated by Hazel Michelle Quintanilla.
The illustrations are engaging though simple and are mostly black and white, with a little colour. I loved the presence of Duke, the dog, who had tonnes of character.
“Bright Start - A Thank You Walk” communicates a positive message about being aware of the things that everyone should be thankful for, which is a valuable life lesson to take forward.
The text is straight-forward and easy to understand for small ones and it is nicely complemented by the good, strong artwork. This wonderful book is very well balanced between the story and the message it delivers.
I found this book honest and entertaining and I really appreciated this lovely, winsome tale. I would definitely recommend it and I think the book would make a lovely addition to any family library.
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for the ARC. This is my honest and totally voluntary opinion.