The Power of Gratitude
Unlocking Hidden Treasures
by Ruth Maille
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Pub Date 04 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 20 Sep 2022
Why is gratitude so important?
Gratitude is a beautiful thing to teach to our children—and to learn from our children. It can transform how we look at life.
The Power of Gratitude Unlocking Hidden Treasures will help your children in many ways:
* They will begin to notice the blessings that surround them every day.
* They will learn to appreciate what they have and to help those less fortunate. increasing their sense of gratitude.
* They will begin to appreciate what others do for them.
* They will feel more positive emotions.
* They will cherish good experiences.
* They will improve their health.
* They will build strong relationships.
* They will understand that adversity is part of our lives.
Gratitude is a key to unlocking hidden treasures. Once children look for opportunities to be grateful, they begin to notice them more often. Gratitude is one of the many superpowers children can embody.
The Power of Gratitude Unlocking Hidden Treasures is based on the author's personal research with children ages four to eight years old. Their discussions centered on their understanding of the concept of gratitude and discovering the things for which they feel most grateful. What you will see in these pages are ideas and topics that many of us don't usually notice, and therefore might take for granted.
An excellent Social-emotional Learning (SEL) book to help teach gratitude.
This ABC book has 26 unique examples of where children see gratitude in the world around them.
Orbit visits a sleepover camp where the children are super excited to see him. Gathered under a beautiful oak tree, Orbit explains that they are going to talk about gratitude. He begins by asking what the children think gratitude is. The children share their examples. Trent then asks “Should we still feel grateful when sad things happen?” Orbit helps the children understand that even when things don't go as planned and as disappointing as it feels, you can choose to look at the positive and still feel thankful. Orbit uses the example that practicing gratitude is like exercising your muscles. The more you practice, the better you become. Orbit invites the children to go on a gratitude hunt using the alphabet to guide them. Discover with them the hidden treasures they unlock.
Children learn best by example.
The story provides 26 specific examples that children can see in their own lives, helping children to grow their capacity for gratitude, kindness, positivity, and empathy while learning fun and interesting facts.
From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Power of Positivity, The ABCs of a Pandemic, and The Power of Kindness Through the Eyes of Children comes The Power of Gratitude Unlocking Hidden Treasures. This newest addition to her series is ideal for children, parents, grandparents, educators, and those who work with children.
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, positive fun for children
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2021
The hero, Orbit, makes his 3rd appearance in another beautifully illustrated book from author, Ruth Maille. Orbit masterfully helps children to unlock the hidden treasures all around them using the key of gratitude. With the alphabet as his map, he takes the children on an adventure to become gratitude treasure hunters. Not only do children learn the power of gratitude in their lives, they also learn specific information about each "treasure" uncovered in the book. For adults and children alike this book helps to remind us we don't have to look very far to find many treasures for which to be grateful and that sharing our gratitude helps lift our spirits and the spirits of those around us.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Power of Gratitude
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2021
The illustrations are for all ages to enjoy. The adorable hero, Orbit, helps children to learn that they have every day to understand Gratitude . He uses questions to help children look and find gratitude all around them while encouraging them to use their imaginations to create ways of gratitude. All three books are wonderful for all ages and teaching children about kindness,gratitude & postivity.
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What I liked best about this book was that it made the point that gratitude was like a muscle that could be trained--the more we work at being thankful, the more reasons to be thankful we find! That is a great message to introduce to young readers.
The book features kids being led through an exercise where they find something to the grateful for starting with each letter of the alphabet. There is a huge variety among the answers--everything from honeybees to utensils. Readers can sneak in some alphabet practice by having the kids call out the letters in sequence. Because each of the 26 items has two paragraphs attached, this may need to be broken up for preschool/pre-K kids depending on their tolerance for sitting still.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
The Power of Gratitude by Ruth Maille is a beautiful story that teaches young children the importance of gratitude and staying positive. Orbit encourages the children in the story to identify things that they’re grateful for, no matter the circumstance. The children begin naming things from A-Z.
This story is perfect at demonstrating that there is something to be grateful for in every situation. It’s a positive story that would benefit children everywhere. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for this eARC in exchange for my honest review.
This colorful, fun book is perfect for read aloud to kids to help practice gratitude and recognize the positives in life. Illustrations are engaging (though the reflected globe bothered me a few times--I doubt kids would notice). Great potential tie-ins to lessons for science while studying the alphabet as well.
Wonderful book, great topic. Gratitude is central to a good life. And this book makes the concept of gratitude understandable to our younger set. The book takes a dictionary approach and is effectively written and illustrated and is a joy to read. I really enjoyed it. I read it right before Thanksgiving, so it fit into the season. But gratitude is necessary year round and this book will help cement the concept.
The Power of Gratitude is a charmingly illustrated picture book about how important it is to be grateful for what you have and the more you practice gratitude, the better you will be at it. The children then go on a gratitude hunt and find something to be grateful for representing each letter of the alphabet.
Fantastic story that teaches kids how to hold gratitude in their hearts and attitudes for everything they are privileged for in life as well as when things go wrong. Orbit takes the kids through the alphabet: F is for fingers, which are very useful and make our lives easier and more fun. Orbit also teaches the students how to find the bright side of tough situations. Very humbling and eye opening for any kid who has yet to learn about the positivity the shifting mindset of gratitude brings!
Also: fantastic illustrations. I do think I would like some pages more if there was less white space as a background instead of a more visually engaging image, but no biggie!
Liked some of the quirky things to be greatful for - imaginations, questions, zipper. If you are thinking its all over the place, its because it covers all the alphabets. Great A-Z gratitude game.
Kid asked about Earth day. If we celebrate it or not. We decided what we will do for next earth day. Also found that today is Llama Day, Christmas card Day.
A beautiful book for children of all ages.
It shows ways of understanding gratitude in everyday life.
This is a fantastic children's book, which has really cute characters (Orbit is so awesome), simple and easy to read text, and beautiful, colourful graphics. The teachings of the book are all about being grateful, such as what it means to be grateful, and ways in which we can be more grateful to others. The book is really fun, and my daughter and I loved it a lot. It helped her to learn her alphabet, since the book is set up as a really useful and in-depth A-Z of different things we can feel gratitude for. This would be a great book to have in a nursery or school. Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Power of Gratitude is a great book for kids to understand Gradatuie.y son really enjoys that it's Earth as the main characters. He found this book very engaging. This book explains easily what gratuide is to kids.
I remember a long-ago course on developing *an attitude of gratitude*, and then there were all those reminders by Norman Vincent Peale. This book is a mini reminder of the benefits of feeling and expressing gratitude and while presented for children, it is good for all of us. I especially like that it is simply written and appropriate for ESL of any (or no) faith. The illustrations are colorful and engaging. Excellent for home, school, ESL of any age!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book copy from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley. Thank you!
Buying this for my daughter! I thought this was a fantastic way to introduce the concept of gratitude and how to learn to express gratefulness and feel gratitude. I think this does a really effective job of helping a child learn about the different ranges of emotions and how to recognize them and express them. The artwork was really well done and I think a child would find it really interesting. A+!
Today is a very special day at the camp, they are waiting for Orbit's visit and to see what new adventure he will propose.
What is gratitude?
When everyone had settled down, Orbit asked them this question and to his surprise the children knew quite a bit about it. However, Orbit wanted to go a little further.
It was not only about explaining its meaning and importance, but also about putting it into practice every day in their lives. To achieve this, he had to show them how from the simplest and most basic.
So Orbit proposed a fun game that would teach them everything or almost everything there was to know about gratitude and how to put it into practice.
The Power of Gratitude does not just talk about or explain a concept through some example, but puts everything in context and demonstrates through practice its importance in our lives and how a simple gesture can positively impact our lives and the lives of others.
I really liked the comparison of gratitude to a muscle, as something that if exercised regularly grows and strengthens. I think there is no simpler and easier to understand example than this.
The Power of Gratitude also helps children to be more aware of the world around them. To become more involved with their environment and to be grateful for all the good things that they have and happen to them but also to help those in need, because that is also gratitude.
I would also like to highlight the artistic part. The images could not be more beautiful and explicit. This is a didactic and very entertaining book that should not be missing on any bookshelf.
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Gratitude is a beautiful thing to teach to our children—and to learn from our children. It can transform how we look at life.
The Power of Gratitude Unlocking Hidden Treasures will help your children in many ways:They will begin to notice the blessings that surround them every day.They will learn to appreciate what they have and to help those less fortunate. increasing their sense of gratitude.They will begin to appreciate what others do for them.They will feel more positive emotions.They will cherish good experiences.They will improve their health.They will build strong relationships.They will understand that adversity is part of our lives.
A good little book for your young ones. Nice and colourful. Illustrations are great. 4*.
Fantastic kids book with super cute characters, who wouldn't want to read this? A very engaging book that explains to children what gratitude is, the girls really enjoyed this book and it spurred on some great topics and thoughts - a real good learner!
Many thanks to Netgalley for the FREE ARC!
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Fantastic kids book with super cute characters, who wouldn't want to read this? A very charming book that explains to kids what gratitude is, my four year old really enjoyed this book.
This book was not only adorable, but is sorely needed for the children who are in the trenches of elementary school during the early 2020s. It helps teach about kindness, reminding us of the need and worth of gratitude through little shared moments themed around the alphabet. As the book progresses, Orbit challenges each child to share a story of gratitude based on each letter of their ABCs. Orbit, with his double bandaid reminder of the state of our world, does this to refocus them on the goodness that is still present despite the way our world is hurting.
Through an empathetic journey of the alphabet, Orbit helps show that everyone has a tale to tell of their gratitude and the power that feeling has to help.
Mindfulness and gratitude are the key to a happier, healthier life, and the earlier we can teach children this invaluable skill, the better. This lovely book does this in such an effortless manner. The illustrations are lovely, and the story drives the point across about how we can find gratitude in the smallest of things, and all around us. What a fabulous way of teaching children what gratitude is, and how to show it.
Thank you to BooksGoSocial and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.
This is a great resource for teaching young children about gratitude. By working through the ABCs, readers are given numerous examples of things to be grateful for. This is a great example of learning through repetition.
Cute illustrations accompany and reinforce the lessons.
Upbeat and educational.
This book is perfect for teaching our littles ones to be grateful. I think everyone at times forget to be grateful and this books is beautiful written, the illustrations are stunning and it kept me and my little one engaged. Highly recommend for adults and children!!
A beautiful illustrated book with words of wisdom. It expresses the ability to be thankful for not only the big positive experiences but also the little experiences one has. It explains what gratitude can do that is easily understood by young children (ages 3-8). What I liked was it even reminded me the wonder of gratitude. It is a true treasure.
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