We were recently contacted by the lovely people at The Good Book Company and who kindly asked us if we would like to review a copy of their book Eric Says Thanks. We love books so we immediately said yes to this opportunity.
Eric Says Thanks is a fun, rhyming storybook that introduces young children from 3 to 7 years old to God as the giver of all good gifts. It is a book written from a Christian perspective, but would be suitable for families from all faiths and none.
When we received the book I saved it to read at bedtime which is the time that Bella has a reading moment with Mummy or Daddy. She has improved so much her reading that she can now read on her own much more. As soon as she was ready in her pyjamas she asked me for the book which I happily gave to her.
Bella and I enjoyed this book which is about a boy called Eric who wants to say thank you for his tasty toast. I think it is very important to teach our children to be grateful and to learn when and to who to say thank you. It was nice to see Bella understanding about good manners.
She was immersed in the story and she got very interested to read all the people that Eric was able to say thank you to. At the end there is also the message to say thank you to God. We come from a Catholic family so it was nice to see Bella to discover a little bit more about God. I’m sure my parents will be very pleased with this, 😉
At the back of the book there is a verse, a game and a prayer which I thought that this was a nice idea. Bella read the verse, played the game and also repeated the prayer. She is now in the perfect age to learn about how to pray and to say thanks for the nice things that have happened to her during the day. I was pleased that she learned this too.
Eric Says Thanks is written by Dai Hankey who is a Welsh pastor and is also a DJ and rapper. Dai’s first book for children uses his rapping gifts to create a fun, punchy story that young children will love to listen to. He has written books previously, but this is his first one for children. It is illustrated by Xavier Bonet.
There is also a dramatised reading of this book that Bella enjoyed watching too. It is is really fun. Please see the video below:
You can buy this book directly from The Good Book Company with a price of £5.99 for a paperback copy. You can also get it from Amazon for £6.99. If you would like to know more about The Good Book Company you can also find them on Facebook or Twitter. You can also find Dai Hankey on Twitter.
*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and is a genuine representation of what I think.
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aaron broad says
Sounds like a good theme
Monica Gilbert says
This sounds like a lovely book. It’s a great idea to encourage gratitude from a young age.
Samantha O'D says
Sounds lovely, good manners are so important
Jo Carroll says
I don’t think anyone can argue against the good message this lovely book sends out ‘to be thankful for the nice things in life’ It looks to be put across in a fun, brilliantly illustrated fashion that both parent and child can enjoy.
Angela at Daysinbed says
This does sound like a great book for teaching kids the importance of being thankful. I like any book which teacher life skills and good morals. Thanks for linking up to #KTLR Angela x
Rie Tetley says
Sounds fabulous, exactly the kind of thing children should be reading.
Neha Parmar says
Great book for bedtime stories I’m sure my daughter would love it
I like how the book details the people and chain with baking something as simple as bread.
Jessica Woods says
Looks great looks like my children would love me to have this for or story time 🙂
Ruth Harwood says
This looks just up the kids alley so to speak xx
Lorraine Duff says
It sounds great, it would be very interesting to read for my young ones 🙂
This sounds like a lovely book.
Lovely giveaway to teach children manners
Sally Collingwood says
looks absolutely fab!
Candice Rau says
Sounds great. It’s so important these days to teach your children that manners cost nothing. Be grateful and polite.
Julie Ward says
Good book to read with grandson, he remembers all his stories
Ella L says
Looks fun but with a message
Jo Hutchinson says
This book sounds really good with a fresh new style.
Laura's Lovely Blog says
I love rhyming books, my children enjoy them and I enjoy reading them to them too. I like that this book reaches them good manners too 🙂 #kltr
Lorna Ledger says
a great book, promoting good ethics and morals
gemma hendry says
i think it looks fun and educational for children
Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog) says
This looks a great book – educational but fun to read at the same time. I love the illustrations too!
Becca Staples says
Sounds good, a great role model type book x
Elspeth McMillan says
This book sounds really good
Adrian Bold says
It sounds lovely, and good manners are so very important!
Christopher Read says
Really like the look of the illustrations