Thursday, October 17, 2019

Grateful: A Song of Giving Thanks

by John Bucchino

by John Bucchino

PreSchool-Grade 4-This gentle song is sung by Art Garfunkel on an accompanying CD. It is a celebration of the beauty of the seasons, the wonder of nature, and the meaning of faith. Hakkarainen’s soft-focused, luminous illustrations grace each page. Some of the words and ideas are challenging for a young audience; for example, “In a world that can bring pain,/I will still take each chance-/For I believe that whatever the terrain/Our feet can learn to dance.” The concept of faith is stressed here, with the reference to believing “in a hand you cannot see.” Nevertheless, go ahead, learn the song, and by all means, sing it from the heart.  Sandra Kitain, Abrams Hebrew Academy, Yardley, PA

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CD with an original recording by Art Garfunkel included