Score: 95/100 (9.5 out of 10)
Gratitude Goggles is a positive, uplifting, and beautiful children's book by Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez (PhD)!
We loved its bright, colorful, vibrant illustrations and its powerful message.
If there's one thing that's sorely missing in modern society, it's gratitude. If there's one thing that could improve society, it's more gratitude. Ungrateful people tend to be angrier, more depressed, less happy, less content, and more likely to act belligerently than grateful people.
A grateful person looks at what they already have and treasures those things. An ungrateful person takes people and things for granted. They look at what they don't have and what they want instead. Worsening the problem, what they want is almost never enough.
Grateful people let people know they are valued, approaching others with love, compassion, caring, and kindness. Ungrateful people are jealous, spiteful, envious, selfish, and greedy. This is because when you aren't grateful, you crave more and more and more. Ingratitude leads to more negative emotions, choices, and actions.
So, this book does a remarkable job at teaching children the importance of gratitude and in seeing the world with thanksgiving. Ultimately, it's a more positive and healthy way to see the world. It's a more positive and healthy way to live your life.
Gratitude changes lives. It opens your eyes to the great, terrific, and beautiful things that are right in front of you. When you look at the world with your gratitude goggles, life is a whole lot more enjoyable!
We absolutely fell in love with this book's message.
Another thing we fell in love with were the illustrations. No, they aren't as jaw-dropping as the illustrations in other children's books we read this season, however, there's a unique charm to them. These illustrations by Rita Nilson have a real, genuine hand-drawn and hand-colored appearance to them. They are vibrant and charming.
There is so much to love about this book!
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