I reviewed Dorena Williamson’s book ColorFull a while back and loved it, so I was eager to take a look at ThoughtFull. This second book does not disappoint — the story is just as engaging and beautifully illustrated as the first. Subtitled “Discovering the Unique Gifts in Each of Us” it encourages young children to appreciate the differing personalities and gifts of others.
Ahana Robinson, a young Down’s Syndrome boy receives an award for being a good friend. He has the spiritual gift of encouragement. His friend, Joshua notices that some kids tease Ahana because he is different. This empathy reveals Joshua’s own spiritual gift –mercy.
Joshua’s dad comments:
“If kids and adults worked at discovering the unique gifts in other people, we could all be all be thoughtFull.”
On the last page parents and teachers will find a Bible verse to help children remember the main point of the story, as well as some “thoughtful” questions to reinforce the lesson.
VERDICT: Highly recommended. I give this book five stars!