Comments for Gracias / Thanks
Gracias / Thanks: 10/27/14
Gracias / Thanks by Pat Mora won the 2010 Golden Kite Award. It's the story of a boy from a multiracial family and his experiences growing up. I was first introduced to this book in the materials for children ages 5 to 8 class I took in Spring 2011.
Told in both Spanish and English, Gracias / Thanks, is a list of things a boy is grateful for. The list includes family, friends, nature, and other things from his daily life. John Parra's playful acrylic paintings capture the joy the boy experiences through out the book. After reading the book, children could be asked to list what they are thankful for.
Gracias / Thanks is a very happy book. It's all about taking joy in the little details of life: the sun, the crickets, friends and family.