by Sage Foster-Lasser and Jon Lasser, Illustrated by Christopher Lyles
GROW READERS with the acclaimed Grow series of books Grow Kind, Grow Grateful, and Grow Happy.
Grow Grateful is a fun story about gratitude that is also an ideal read alongside Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey and H. A. Rey, Llama Llama Loves Camping by Anna Dewdney, Pete the Cat Goes Camping by James Dean and Kimberly Dean, Goodnight, Campsite by Loretta Sponsler and Olga Shevchenko, and the Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids: 50 Creative Projects to Spark Curiosity in the Outdoors by Kim Andrews.
I'm Kiko. I'm a happy camper!
I can grow grateful, too. Let me show you how.
My class goes on lots of field trips.
Ms. Cooper has taken us to the art museum, the state capitol, and even to a bakery, but never camping.
I was excited! I counted the days until we left!
Kiko goes on a camping trip with her class and learns about gratitude! Throughout the trip, Kiko discovers different things she appreciates about her family, friends, and opportunities. This story is based on the "theory of mind," which is the ability to take the perspective of others and recognize that each person has their own thoughts, feelings, and perspectives. Growing gratitude leads to greater happiness and stronger interpersonal relationships.
Also included is a Reader's Note that provides contextual advice, healthy-mind tips, and more ways for growing gratitude in kids.
"Original and thoroughly 'kid-friendly'" -- Midwest Book Review
"With a theme of gratitude, courage when one is fearful, and helping friends, this picture book celebrates including others and finding ways to be grateful. I recommend this book for elementary school libraries." --Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview