Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks
John Bucchino & Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen
HarperCollins, 2003 (2003)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his little songbook has a very big and positive outlook on life.
is accompanied by a CD, and picture book and music go best together. Listen to Art Garfunkel sing '
Grateful, grateful / Truly blessed / And duly grateful
', while reading John Bucchino's lyrics and enjoying Anna-Liisa Hakkarainen's warm and fuzzy illustrations of all we should celebrate around us.
ere's my favorite verse, '
Whatever stone life may sling, / We can moan ... / Or we can sing!
' The words and a simplified version of the sheet music for the song are included at the back of the book. Listen to
often together, in good times and bad. It's a gentle reminder, for both kids and adults, to focus on the positive in life, to be happy, and truly
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