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I Am Grateful!
by Betty R. James

Overview


This is a beautifully illustrated rhyming book for children. It teaches children the value of gratefulness. The little African American girl, about the age of five talks about everything she is grateful for through rhyme. She shares a delightful smile throughout the book as she thanks God for her life and everything she enjoys in the world.
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Description


Many children grow up and never learn the value of gratefulness. As parents, we lavish them with gifts. Whatever their hearts desire, we do our best to provide it. But do we teach them to be grateful? Do we teach them to say, "thank you"? Do we teach them to show appreciation for the gifts or gestures of kindness, big and small? How many times have child actually said, "I am grateful for the gift you gave me"? Teaching children to be grateful is becoming as rare as being attacked by a shark. However, we must revive this important value. It will greatly enrich the lives of our children. This book will help parents as they seek ways to teach the value of gratitude. It will also teach children to pause and say "thank you" to the gift giver. They will actually begin to feel how the gift giver feels when they take time, effort and energy to express their love. Often, parents discover this missing concept within their children when it is too late. Children become ungrateful teenagers and adults. The little girl teaches this important value on each page of the book.
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About the author


My name is Betty Roberts James, a retired educator who served as an elementary school teacher and Literacy Specialist for the Gadsden County School District for more than thirty years. I am now a part-time reading teacher and a published author of two books, "Against All Odds: Artist Dean Mitchell's Story as well as "RetireMEnt What Now? Now What?". Writing books allows me to continue my desire to impact the lives of children. I believe that books are the greatest and most powerful equalizers we have when it comes to educating children and building strong communities. My primary audience is African American children. However, all ethnicities are appreciated. There is a strong emphasis on helping children understand the importance of good values and strong character. The characters are strong, self-determined and motivated. They help the readers understand that learning is fun. A life-long resident of Quincy, Florida, I am a graduate of Florida A&M University. Personally speaking, it is my desire to inspire my two adult children and five grandchildren to become life-long learners through books. Secondly, I wish to serve as a role model for children as well as adults. I want them to feel that you can become anything your heart's desire if you put your mind to it. I see an award-winning writer of children's books in my future. My hobbies include painting, sketching, as well as writing books and poetry. There are common threads in each of my hobbies. Therefore, I look for the small threads that help other understand and appreciate the beauty of creating unique bodies of work that can be passed on from one generation to the next.
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Book details

Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Subgenre:Child Development

Language:English

Pages:36

Paperback ISBN:9781667840918


Overview


This is a beautifully illustrated rhyming book for children. It teaches children the value of gratefulness. The little African American girl, about the age of five talks about everything she is grateful for through rhyme. She shares a delightful smile throughout the book as she thanks God for her life and everything she enjoys in the world.

Read more

Description


Many children grow up and never learn the value of gratefulness. As parents, we lavish them with gifts. Whatever their hearts desire, we do our best to provide it. But do we teach them to be grateful? Do we teach them to say, "thank you"? Do we teach them to show appreciation for the gifts or gestures of kindness, big and small? How many times have child actually said, "I am grateful for the gift you gave me"? Teaching children to be grateful is becoming as rare as being attacked by a shark. However, we must revive this important value. It will greatly enrich the lives of our children. This book will help parents as they seek ways to teach the value of gratitude. It will also teach children to pause and say "thank you" to the gift giver. They will actually begin to feel how the gift giver feels when they take time, effort and energy to express their love. Often, parents discover this missing concept within their children when it is too late. Children become ungrateful teenagers and adults. The little girl teaches this important value on each page of the book.

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About the author


My name is Betty Roberts James, a retired educator who served as an elementary school teacher and Literacy Specialist for the Gadsden County School District for more than thirty years. I am now a part-time reading teacher and a published author of two books, "Against All Odds: Artist Dean Mitchell's Story as well as "RetireMEnt What Now? Now What?". Writing books allows me to continue my desire to impact the lives of children. I believe that books are the greatest and most powerful equalizers we have when it comes to educating children and building strong communities. My primary audience is African American children. However, all ethnicities are appreciated. There is a strong emphasis on helping children understand the importance of good values and strong character. The characters are strong, self-determined and motivated. They help the readers understand that learning is fun. A life-long resident of Quincy, Florida, I am a graduate of Florida A&M University. Personally speaking, it is my desire to inspire my two adult children and five grandchildren to become life-long learners through books. Secondly, I wish to serve as a role model for children as well as adults. I want them to feel that you can become anything your heart's desire if you put your mind to it. I see an award-winning writer of children's books in my future. My hobbies include painting, sketching, as well as writing books and poetry. There are common threads in each of my hobbies. Therefore, I look for the small threads that help other understand and appreciate the beauty of creating unique bodies of work that can be passed on from one generation to the next.
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