Melody
ISBN-13: 9781601310637
Publisher: Dragon Pencil
Published: 2009
88 pgs
Illustrated by: Chrisann Zaubi
Source: Author Marketing Experts, Inc.




I tend to be a little choosy when it comes to picture books. Basically, I choose them based on their story concepts, and I think having bright and colourful illustrations are essential too. The other thing I look for is the inspiration factor and how much my children will learn through the reading experience, and I am glad to say this book has met my 'requirements'.

This book mainly focus on the law of attraction as this allow your children to explore and develop their ability by using words, thoughts and actions in a more positively manner so as to enrich their life as they grow. The story features two star powered twins, named Grace and Jace, as they will guide your children to focus the beauty of gratitude, nature and words through the things they do with their family, aside from themselves as well. I find the overall experience not only educational but enriching too.

One of the concepts I love (and am practising) is "picture walk", whereby the parents will ask their children questions about the illustrations before reading. For example, who is in the picture? What is happening in the picture? What do you see? etc etc. As stated in the book, this is a powerful educational tool to ignite the children's interest in the story as well as to improve their comprehension skills.

Finally, there's a Gratitude Journal at the end of the book where your child will write some things they feel grateful for each day, as the author believes gratitude will add magic, love, and abundance into your child's life and I couldn't agree with her more on that!

Click here to learn more about the author and the book. There is also a column where you can download some fun activities for your children if you are interested.

Many thanks to Paula Krapf of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. for sending me the PDF version after noting that I have not received the review copy.
8 Responses
  1. This sounds very good. I think it's so important to teach children about gratitude. Usually there is more emphasis on acquisition and entitlement! Thanks for the alert to this lovely book!


  2. Iliana Says:

    I love the "Picture walk" idea. How cool! I think that would also help to get children interested in drawing. I don't have any friends with little children but sounds like a cute book.


  3. Darlene Says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book for children. I too like the idea of the 'picture walk'. I was really drawn to the illustrations you've shown here. They're so pretty.


  4. Care Says:

    Wow - I have learned a lot about you in this post. :)


  5. naida Says:

    Such cute artwork.
    I like the idea of the Gratitude Journal.
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  6. Melody Says:

    Rhapsody - I don't think I've found many children's books which focus on gratitude so I'm glad to have found this book!

    Iliana - There're so many advantages of implying the "Picture walk" idea, isn't it? I know I enjoy doing this with my daughters! :)

    Dar - I love the illustrations! They're so bright, cheerful and so inspiring!

    Care - :)

    Naida - I'm glad you like the idea too. :)


  7. stacybuckeye Says:

    I'm going to have to start paying attention to books like these now :)


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