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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Review: The Thank You Stone

The Thank You Stone
The Thank You Stone by Kathryn T. Hegeman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A young boy learns two lessons in this tale. First, there is pleasure to be found in helping others, and second, "your kind heart and helpful way can help everyone have a happier day".

A simple story with a moral message set in a time of motorcars and year 5 (rather than grade 5) school. It didn't rate higher with me due to the confusion in the writing style. The first several paragraphs are rhyming while most of the rest of the story is not.

The book includes a glossary at the end which I found wonderful to use with my daughter. Great teaching tool! I also enjoyed the "what might happen next?" section and the way it challenges the reader to continue the story.

I received an ARC copy of this book for review purposes.

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