Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Feeling Thankful” as Want to Read:
Feeling Thankful
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Feeling Thankful

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  13 reviews
What does feeling thankful mean? This photographic essay is designed to give children an awareness of all they have to be thankful for -- a spiritual, nonreligious look at gratitude for kids. A great book for the Thanksgiving season
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published 2000 by Millbrook Press
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Feeling Thankful, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Feeling Thankful

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.61  · 
Rating details
 ·  56 ratings  ·  13 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Feeling Thankful
Cheriee Weichel
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a perfect book to read to our K/1/2 groupings. I love the photographs. It is the kind of book young children will connect to easily. And I won't have parents complaining that the story made their children refuse to eat any turkey. (Like they do when they read Run Turkey, Run)
The simple text on each page tells of something we are all thankful and friends, food and toys, outdoors and nature, etc. photographs of children enjoying the mentioned things accompany the text. A good introduction to the concept of being thankful, and I could easily see it being used in the elementary school classroom.
Although life can bring many challenges, it also provides many reasons to be thankful. In a series of a photographs filled with smiling faces, children of various shapes, sizes, and ethnicities seem to reflect on the blessings in their lives. Basic needs such as a home, food, family as well as friends, a place to play, and even teachers are mentioned. It's hard to resist smiling as the children enjoy nature and show an appreciation for the rain as well as the sun. This simple book reminds ...more
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Feeling Thankful shares peoples' reasons for being thankful. They are thankful for people, possessions, food, places, and more. Rotner shares a vast assortment of photographs of people in different locations and participating in different activities. A great book to jump start a young group of readers on their feelings of thankfulness.

Theme: Thanksgiving
Additional themes: people around the world, photographs

Reviewed from a library copy.
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book offers full-color photographs of multicultural group of children. Each child expresses what he or she is thankful for from family and friends to a pet mouse. This would be great for teaching during the week of Thanksgiving!
Oct 20, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-s-books, moppets
Easy enough for an early reader, this book goes through all of the things for which we can be thankful including family, friends, homes, food, things to do and see, ending with everything in the world.
Maren Prestegaard
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Little Anna Banana was incredibly drawn to this one. She mimicked the photography. A nice check-out from the library for a time.
Nov 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Simple book on things to be thankful for with interesting photos for children.
Sarah Zimmer
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: informational
This non-fiction book focuses on feeling thankful. It uses real pictures to show children what they have to be thankful for. Great for teaching children to relate to others.
Feeling Thankful is a simply worded text that shows many things we can all by grateful for.

Used for "We Are Thankful" Storytime-November, 2010.
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it
A photo essay celebrates life as it demonstrates the many things in the world for which people have to be thankful. By the creators of The A.D.D. Book for Kids. Simultaneous.
rated it it was amazing
Dec 21, 2008
Taylor Kundel-Gower
rated it really liked it
Nov 06, 2017
rated it really liked it
Feb 17, 2015
rated it liked it
Nov 25, 2016
PIC Rotn
rated it liked it
Dec 27, 2016
rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2013
Michelle Gray
rated it really liked it
Dec 28, 2017
rated it really liked it
Nov 16, 2017
rated it really liked it
Oct 06, 2010
rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2013
Doli Cheney
rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2015
rated it really liked it
Dec 11, 2019
rated it really liked it
Feb 02, 2017
rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2013
rated it it was ok
Jul 04, 2008
Aaliyah Hopkins
rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2016
Robert Frost Library
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2007
rated it liked it
May 07, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »