My Amazing Day: A Celebration of Wonder and Gratitude (Board Book)

A Celebration of Wonder and Gratitude

By Karin Fisher-Golton, Lori A. Cheung (Illustrator), Elizabeth Iwamiya (Illustrator)

Pacific Dogwood Press/New Leaf Distributing C, 9780989614511, 26pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2013

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Description

With radiant, engaging photography, My Amazing Day follows a young child's day. Simple yet powerful words illuminate the joy to be found in everyday activities. The book ends with a meaningful, age-appropriate expression of gratitude, and a fun opportunity to connect each "thank you!" with its related activity earlier in the book.

People have long experienced that expressing gratitude brings them happiness. Now scientific studies show that expressing gratitude leads to many health benefits as well. My Amazing Day is one of very few books that addresses gratitude for the 0 to 3-year-old age group in a way that does not rely on any particular spiritual path.

My Amazing Day is printed on certified responsibly forested paper.


Praise For My Amazing Day: A Celebration of Wonder and Gratitude

“…My Amazing Day is a treasure to read aloud and share…Highly recommended, especially as a giftbook for very young children.”
—Midwest Book Review, September 2014 Children’s Bookwatch, Board Book Shelf



“If you’re lucky, every so often you come across a book that takes your breath away. My Amazing Day is that kind of book.”
—Susan Graham, Project Race Blog



“This book is a gem and a perfect first book to gift a new mother.”
—Patricia Tilton, Children’s Books Heal Blog



“What a delight for both the adult reader and the sensorial learner—the child…a delight for the eyes and the heart. In carefully selected words and pictures the creators have taught the young child and the adult reader volumes about gratitude and appreciation for the meaningful things in life.”
—Dr. Intisar Shareef, Co-chair, Early Childhood Education Department, Contra Costa College, Contra Costa, California



“Wonder and gratitude are fabulous things to nurture in children, but a book like this could easily become sentimental…This book, however, has such engaging photos, clean design, and child-friendly words and concepts that it is wonder-ful, not maudlin. I think kids and families–and children’s librarians–will love to get their hands on this!”
—Leah Langby, Library Development and Youth Services Coordinator, Indianhead Federated Library System, Wisconsin, Keeping Up With Kids IFLS Blog



“It’s lovely and loving…The photos will make you smile. The words feel just right.”
—Cindy Schuricht, writer, teacher, and children’s book reviewer. Hundred Book Pile-up Blog



”And finally, something I’ve never seen before, the book closes with a retrospective look at the day in which the child thanks everything that brought her joy including and ending with herself. What I see this as is an exquisite acknowledgement of the claim and importance, ownership and agency a child should have in her own life.”
—Sharon Chang, Multiracial Asian Families Blog



My Amazing Day was the winner of the 2015 BAIPA Book Award for Fiction: Children's Picture book, and a finalist in the 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year Award for Picture Book, Early Reader.

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