Monday, September 17, 2018


"ThoughtFull: discovering the unique gifts in each of us," written by Dorena Williamson, is a cute children's book with a good message for all.
It is award day at school and a child Ahanu is awarded for being thoughtful.  However, later on in the day Joshua sees and overhears a couple of his peers discussing Ahanu and they are making fun of him.  Joshua talks with his dad and he stands up for his friend.
The story is sweet and a good lesson and it highlights how different people have different abilities and traits, such as Ahanu being kind to others.  However, based on the description of the book I was expecting the book to be a bit different as it discusses children with developmental disabilities and how God makes each of us special and unique in our own way.  Ahanu has Down Syndrome, this is mentioned, but nothing is gone into detail, just implying that he is kind and he sees the world differently.  I would have liked more "meat" to this book to really utilize this to help teach and share with children.  This being said, it is a beautiful book and good lesson and it will make a great conversation starter with children!

*Thanks to the B&H/Lifeway Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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