This book is a little sermon in itself, and yet it’s not really preachy. Wood and Shed have illustrated a neat little truth for young readers, but it’s one that most adults would do well to remember.
Shed’s atmospheric double-page spreads accompany Wood’s spare text as we are guiding through a list of things we ought remember to be thankful for. The only drawback to the presentation is that it’s pretty much all rural and will seem a little strange to urbanites.
One of the two tricks at the end of the meditation is this:
“We don’t give thanks because we’re happy.
We’re happy because we give thanks.”
Who could disagree with that?