Children’s Bookwatch: April 2023
Synopsis: Grace is a little girl who complains about “having to” clean her room, wash her hands and do her chores. She doesn’t realize that, by learning to think differently, she can change her perspective from negative to positive.
“Grateful to be Grace: Developing A Practice of Positive Thinking” is an illustrated story by author/artist Maggy Williams in which Grace discovers that her attitude has the power to determine her thoughts and emotions. Can Grace go from feeling burdened to being grateful?
Critique: Original, fun, thoroughly ‘kid friendly’, and charmingly illustrated, “Grateful to be Grace: Developing A Practice of Positive Thinking” with its important ‘Life Lesson’ message is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 4-8. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “Grateful to be Grace” is also available in a paperback edition (9781615997107, $16.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.95).
Editorial Note: Maggy Williams (www.MaggyWilliamsAuthor.com) started writing at five years old and hasn’t stopped since. She loves creating stories for young readers because they have the best imaginations and because she never wants to grow up. When she’s not writing, she enjoys acting and comedy improv, which is basically just make-believe for grown-ups.
Grateful to be Grace
Loving Healing Press
5145 Pontiac Trail, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
9781615997114, $29.95, HC, 32pp
Read the complete review on Midwest Book Review