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The Positive Power early reader series introduces self esteem and empathy to budding young readers. I Am Thankful is a fun and encouraging early reader about all the things we have to be thankful for! Now a part of the premier early reading line, Step into Reading!
It's Thanksgiving, and there's a lot to be done before turkeytime! A young boy runs in the turkey trot and helps his family bake pies. But when it's time for the annual family football game, it starts raining! Luckily, the jam-packed day proves there's always something to be thankful for. In this installment of the Positive Power series, kids will learn the affirmation "I am thankful" through a delightful story of food, family, and fun.
Through simple text and joyful illustrations, this installment in the Positive Power series inspires kids to help others while giving them the confidence they need to transform from little to BIG readers.
Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories, for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
About the Author
Suzy Capozzi is a children’s book editor and writer. She has worked on titles for the Random House early reader program in addition to numerous other beginner and leveled readers. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Eren Unten is a children’s book illustrator from Los Angeles who loves telling stories through pictures. She has illustrated several Little Golden Books for Nickelodeon Studios. When she’s not drawing or painting, she enjoys going on adventures with her family. See more of her work online at erenunten.com.
"Positive themes in a beginning reader format...The message here, and in the simultaneously published companion book, I Am Thankful (2017), is a good one and may encourage younger children to think about how to make their world a better place"--Booklist
"A young boy expresses gratitude for all the many blessings in his life in this kickoff to a new series for early readers...With cheerful digital illustrations that mirror the simple yet joyful text, this story offers early readers a gentle reminder to find joy and appreciation in everyday experiences." --SLJ Reviews