Counting Blessings

Counting BlessingsTitle: Counting Blessings
Author: Eileen Spinelli
Illustrator: Lee Holland
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 978-0-310-75072-7

“Blessings are like leaves that fall – we could never ever count them all,” Eileen Spinelli ends her children’s book, Counting Blessings.

~ What ~
At twenty pages, this board book with a padded front cover targets children ages four to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about counting your blessings throughout the day and noticing your surroundings.

Written in rhyme with some complicated wording, this tale is about a stuffed bunny who learns to count his blessings by counting things such as body parts, sweaters, toys, crackers, books, friends, sounds, stars, and kisses. After showing all ten blessings of the day, there are more blessings to notice.

~Why ~
Having a two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, she loves being read a bedtime story, and this one she can understand even though it is for older children. I like the cute animals depicted and the reminder to be thankful for everything one has.

~ Why Not ~
Although there is only one three-syllable word, advanced readers may find the book sophomoric and childish. I think it targets the three- to six-year-old beginner reader more accurately.

~ Who ~
A poet and picture book author, Spinelli has written over forty books for children. Holland is an artist and illustrator from England, who designs children’s books, magazines, logos, and clothing.

~ Wish ~
With the word “blessing” focused on, it would be ideal if the book promoted God gives us those blessings.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that not only focuses on blessings but also teaches counting to ten, this is an excellent choice.

Thanks to Z-Blog Squad for furnishing this complimentary book to read and review.

This review will be posted on Deeper Shopping and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Godinterest, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

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