|| February, 23 2013
This book provides an exceptional opportunity for teaching children about attitudes and the choice each of us has to be happy or dismal.
Glide gently into the beautiful morning with Baby Thomas and his grandpa. The sun is shining brightly through the wide window and the flowers, trees, birds, and other creatures have already started their day. Brilliant colors of the dawning day wake up the park, and Baby Thomas is ready for a walk. While walking in the park with his grandpa, they see the same things but from a different perspective. Baby Thomas wants to hug the wonderful world around him, but his grandpa has a different opinion. In this book, young readers will easily connect to the wonders of nature and unforgettable characters, playfully interacting with each other. Join happy Baby Thomas and his grandpa for a walk and have a delightful, uplifting morning!
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All of nature outside of Baby Thomas’ window is singing the praises of the day, and Baby Thomas wants to join in the chorus. But Grandpa is tired, and unhappy that he is the one who has to push the stroller to the park.
Baby Thomas pays no attention to Grandpa’s grumblings, as he greets all of the wonders around him. The sky, the sun, the clouds and the trees, animals, insects, and happy people all return his smiles. It is a day of wonder for the little boy.
Not so for Grandpa, who finds the trip almost unendurable. The sun’s too hot, the wind’s too… windy, and the animals and insects are pests. Too bad for him, because when they finally arrive home, he still has only the grumpy disposition he left the house with earlier.
However, Baby Thomas has a hatful of happy memories.
How soon we forget the simple pleasures of everyday life. This book points up the joy a little child can find in what we adults would consider the mundane. In our day-to-day hustle and bustle, we take for granted the things that are around us, instead of focusing in on the little things that make life so beautiful.
This is not only a terrific book to read to a toddler, with its beautifully-drawn pictures, but it is a gentle reminder to adults: to step away from our own little universes once in awhile, and see the world through the eyes of a child.
Every one of Mrs. D.’s books have been a joy to read. Bravo once again, and keep writing!
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite
Good Morning, World! by the mysterious Mrs. D, is a classic children's book. The illustrations were rendered superbly, in brilliant and vivid colors, by Eladziem. This is not another “A-B-C” book, or “1-2-3” learner. In fact, what this book teaches best is reading! I find it noteworthy that the text seems geared to an older audience than do the illustrations. That arrangement is ideal for when an older sibling wants to read to “the baby”. Mrs. D. has crafted a superb children’s book in Good Morning, World!
The entire story revolves around Baby Thomas being pushed in his stroller by his grandfather through the local park. Baby Thomas is a very cheery, happy little boy, who shouts out a “Good Morning” to everything he sees, including the sun and clouds, trees and flowers, frogs and lizards, birds and puppies, joggers and mommies. Meanwhile, Grandpa is a disgraceful excuse for a grandfather. Rather than cherish time with his young grandson, he gripes about everything, even to the point of griping about things that aren’t even happening, such as the imaginary crocodiles sunning themselves along the trail!
This book provides an exceptional opportunity for teaching children about attitudes and the choice each of us has to be happy or dismal. The vibrant, compelling illustrations perfectly complement this story, providing much opportunity for teaching numerous other facts, such as having the child find the frog, or the sun, or the flowers, or the ladybugs. Mrs. D. and Eladziem work very well together, in producing an all-around great story book for stimulating young brains and teaching them concepts.
I hope everyone who reads this story will take a healthy approach toward their children and how they spend time together.
Smile and the world will smile back! How simple it is! I must admit, I am the biggest fan of Mrs. D's stories. I love them and have purchased all of her published books, but this new release was a huge revelation. Good Morning, World! is one of those beloved books that children, parents, and grandparents must read together. In her book, Mrs. D. shows us two generations and their view on life from different perspectives. She introduces us to the wonders of nature in the most beautiful way, through the eyes of a child. This book, like a magnet, drew me into the world of Baby Thomas, who is in love with the beautiful world around him, and his grandpa, who once saw the world the same way as his grandson, but somehow forgot about the beauty surrounding him.
Through Baby Thomas and his grandpa, Mrs. D. explains that grown-ups, no matter how old they are, should look around more often and take an optimistic approach toward our connection with nature. Our mood will lighten dramatically if we connect to nature the way children do. We should be more optimistic and get pleasure from simple things, such as the world around us. This simple story made me rethink the way I spend time with my children and my attitude toward life. A great lesson for every parent! I hope everyone who reads this story will take a healthy approach toward their children and how they spend time together. We often forget about the natural healer, nature, and do not enjoy what God has to offer.
This beautifully illustrated book brought back many memories about my grandfather and our walks in the park. He was not always happy, but I was. I laughed when he tried to feed a squirrel and it bit his finger, when he jumped through the puddles, grumbling about the rain and wet shoes. I loved every minute I spent with him, no matter what mood he was in. I did not expect that such a small children's book could bring out so much warm emotion and memories, and touch me so deeply. It is difficult to be happy every day, but this book shows us to look for the simple things in life, just as children do. Reading this book, I felt much better. Happiness is all around us; we just must open our eyes to see it.
As always, Mrs. D. sends positive messages not only for children, but for grown-ups as well. I am profoundly grateful for another wonderful book, which any child, parent, and grandparent could relate to. I read this book many times, and my only wish was that this book would never end. Mrs. D., you created a wonderful book. I hope parents will not miss the great opportunity to read this inspiring story with their children. The artwork in this book is absolutely amazing! Looking at these colorful illustrations, I felt as if I was reliving my childhood again.
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