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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Rachel Butterworth says
Anything that teaches children manners is alright by my book (pun intended).
Jennifer Rhymer says
It looks a really lovely book, my little girl would love it x
kim neville says
My son would find interesting thanks
Chloe M Bailey says
I think it’s a fantastic idea, manners are so so important x
Stacey Leigh says
I think that this book looks really sweet, and has a great message for the kiddos xx
Barbara Handley says
It sounds like a lot of fun to have a rhyming storybook. I also like the message it gives young children.
Natalie Crossan says
It looks lovely xx
Nicki s says
Lovely, simple, nice wholesome message x
Pam Francis Gregory says
Looks like great fun!