Eric says thanks

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A fun, rhyming storybook that introduces young children to God as the giver of all good gifts

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“What a little cracker of a book this is. Kids will love it.”
Mez McConnell
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Description

Eric is so blessed by his tasty toast that he just has to say “thanks!” But who should he thank?

Join Eric as he embarks upon an epic adventure of gratitude that takes him all the way to the giver of all good gifts!

In this fun, rhyming storybook, children will learn to be grateful, giving thanks to God for all his blessings.

Dai Hankey is a Welsh church-planting pastor who's 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.

Combined with stunning new artwork by Xavier Bonet, Eric says thanks will quickly become a firm favourite with young children.

Teach children repentance and dependence with the other books in the series: Eric says sorry and Eric says please

Product details

Specification

Age range: 3 - 7
Author Dai Hankey
ISBN 9781910307533
Format Paperback
First published 2016
Dimensions 289mm x 220mm x 4.2mm
Language English
Pages 32
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

Absolutely brilliant! I can’t wait to read it with my grandchildren!

Rob Parsons OBE

Chairman, Care for the Family

Children love repetition and rhyme. That's why they never tire of singing about those wheels on the bus going round and round. Dai Hankey's superb book on thankfulness to God keys into this. Its brilliant use of rap is sure to be a winner with the young. Whether you're a parent, a children's worker or a pastor wondering how to do something different for children in the service here is a great resource.

Ian Fry

Families pastor and former Director of Youth and Children's Ministry at Oak Hill College

The Lord instructs us to teach our kids “in the way”. Get comfy, open this book with your kids and together embark on a delightful journey of discovery.  It all starts with a humble piece of toast as Eric traces his way along a fun, rhyming path of thankfulness all the way to our generous God, his word - and a timely invitation for us all to join Eric in thanking God for his many good gifts.  I’ve got a feeling Eric could start something quite lovely in lots of little - and big - lives!

Colin Buchanan

Singer and songwriter

Independent reviews

A dangerous new children's book…

Mez McConnell, 20schemes, February 4th 2016

What a little cracker of a book this is. Kids will love it. Even big (sort of) kids like this will love it. Get on it. Outstanding. Loved it. 5 stars.... continue reading

"A delight to read aloud"

Robin Ham, That Happy Certainty, April 12th 2016

It’s brilliant to have children’s books that emphasise the importance of saying ‘thank you’, but that also, crucially, introduce us to the generous God from whom we have received every good thing we have.... continue reading

"Thumbs up!"

Claire, Yet another blogging mummy!!!, February 1st 2016

The boys enjoyed the story which is written in a rhyming style and gave it the thumbs up. Words like epic and awesome helped them engage with the content.... continue reading

Customer reviews

“An amazing Resource”

This is a superb book for encouraging young (and old!) to be thankful for the good things in life. The story follows young Eric, as he traces back the origins of his breakfast toast, meeting characters along the way, who all point him to the good provision of our Father God! Great for the family, school or church use!


23/05/2017

“Fun”

My kids love this - its a really excellent story that focuses their mind on God's provision.


20/05/2017

“Great for granddaughter”

Bought this and Eric says Sorry. Both very good and the story brings Eric to the point of realising that God is who we need to thank. Loses a star purely because the colours of the illustrations are a bit grey. Do get brighter.


06/01/2017

“Brilliant stories about Eric's lessons.”

Congratulations Dai Hankey for two delightfully presented stories of little Eric learning the lessons of life that bring God's blessing. Please continue to produce more stories like this that appeal to all ages, even Grannies like me!


16/09/2016

“Really suitable for 2-7s”

This book is a short story in which a boy thinks about where his morning toast comes from. In fun rhyming prose he seeks to go back to say thanks to all those along the chain who have been responsible for his toast from the baker, to the miller, to the farmer who grew the grain. Finally, he ends up seeing that without the sun and rain there would have been no grain and as such his toast is ultimately a gift of God.

This book is great way to help children see why they should thank God for their food and how ultimately he is the one who gives everything we eat. The book would be a particularly good read to help children connect a school harvest festival to God. The book is not explicitly evangelistic so does not go to Jesus but does provide a wider apologetic in that creation itself points to the existence and kindness of God.

Really suitable for 2-7s.

I was given this book free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.


06/09/2016

“Again and again!”

This is one of those books that young children are going to ask for again and again. Parents and children will find themselves quoting it off by heart, not because they intended to learn it, but because it’s written in rhyme.

Primary school and Sunday school teachers will be able to use it in the classroom or for assemblies. It would be particularly useful at harvest time. You could even get the children acting it out. The size of book makes it very usable to read to a whole class. The pictures are fun, clear, and appropriate for infant-school children.

It’s already joined the book corner at our church toddler group. I plan to use it for story time there in the autumn when we think about harvest, and point children and parents to our God who gives us all good gifts.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


21/06/2016

“Fantastic”

What a lovely, fun , God centred book, I can't wait to give these out on our book sunday to the 5's and below. Beautifully illustrated, fun rhyming text and very heart warming.


09/04/2016

“Fabulous!”

We don't own this yet but we just watched Dai read it on the video. We got to the end and all 4 kids (ages 5-10) spontaneously went "That's BRILLIANT!!" Can't wait to have a copy. :-)


11/02/2016

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