Thankful

When the first snow falls, a girl takes paper, scissors, and pencils. On each slip of paper she writes one thing for which she is thankful: soup, the sun and moon, a friend. As the snow falls, the chain grows. What are YOU thankful for?

Illustrated by Samantha Cotterill Published by Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster

Watch the Offical Book Trailer

"Charming, engaging...a visual delight."

Kirkus Reviews

Stunning, diorama illustrations bring to life this lullaby of a picture book about celebrating everyday things that make life wonderful.

I am thankful for a home where I am safe and warm.

Thankful for parents who read me stories and comb my hair gently, gently.

Who whisper the same poem every night when they tuck me in.

When the first snow falls, a little girl writes down the things she’s thankful for on strips of paper and links them together. As one idea leads to another, her chain grows longer. There’s so much good in her life: a friend, things that are warm, things that are cold, color, things that can be fixed. This beautiful story is a much-needed reminder to observe and honor life’s small joys.

An image of the Thankful activity guide
Download a

Beyond the Book Guide

Bringing stories beyond the page with discussion questions, art lessons, yummy recipes, challenging riddles, mini science projects, fun crafts, poetry, and other great book recommendations.

Get Your Copy Today