Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 77

Picture Book: Yes Day!

Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld

Summary: Yes Day is the much-anticipated day on the child protagonist's calendar when the answer from his parents is always yes, no matter the request. “Can I have pizza for breakfast? “ “Yes!” “Can we invent our own game?” “Yes!” Even “Can we have a food fight?” “Yes!”

Hanna’s Comments: Part of the fun of reading this book is imagining what your requests might be if you could experience your own Yes Day. I especially enjoy how this book celebrates some of life’s small, simple pleasures as well as some quirky requests too. There is so much potential here for creative conversation and wacky wishing. Follow this with a conversation on prayers of petition.

Publisher & Date of Publication: Harper Collins, 2009

Age & Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Pre and up

# of Pages: 40

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: Tablet

PBT Category: Post 2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: abundance/bounty, blessings, celebration/party, gladness/happiness, gospel/good news, heaven, joy, jubilee, prayer

Scripture Connections: Psalms of praise; Seek and you shall find (Matthew 7:7 or Luke 11:9)

Idea(s) for Application: This would be a great book to begin a lesson about what would happen if God always answered our prayers with a “Yes.” 

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