There beautifully written and illustrated by Shel

There are many reasons why books are being
produced such as entertainments for many children and adults, a great message
about teaching life values, appreciation and direction for certain things. Books
with fewer texts and colorful pictures may be beneficial for mindfulness because
from picture to picture as the leader interacts with the book their imagination
is filling in the missing them. Especially children age 4-6they focus more in
the pictures than the texts.  The Criteria
for The Star Award has two expectations. First the book must provide a lesson
to learn from and have a great moral for the readers age 6-12. Second, the
illustration must be unique in colors and texts that catch reader’s attention. The
nominees for the Star Award are “The Giving Tree” beautifully written and
illustrated by Shel Silverstein and “An Awesome Book of Thanks” by Dallas
Clayton. In “The Giving tree the author Shel Silverstein is trying to teach
children not to be selfish and also to focus more on what you need than what
you want. And in the other book the author is trying to teach children to
appreciate everything you have in your life.

            The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
is mainly about a relationship between a boy and a tree. In the beginning they
had a good relationship. Then the boy grows and becomes

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demanding
and not valuing the tree. The moral of the story is that the boy was never
satisfied or happy who took everything from the tree but the tree was happy who
sacrifices her everything. This book is mostly for children age 5-9. It has a good moral
and fewer words have been in every page with black and white pictures which is
a great way to build your child’s literacy so that way your child can imagine
stuff.

An
Awesome Book of Thanks is a beautifully written by Dallas Clayton it is a book
that to talk about giving thanks/appreciation and being grateful to each other.
The illustration is bright and tons of colors are used.  A great message to be thankful for
everything.  Dallas uses a lot of colors
and drawings that may seem unimportant thing but for kids who are 4 to 6 this
is a great feature. A positive moral that children can learn from this book is
to appreciate every little thing they have got in their life.

            The
winner for the Star Award is “An Awesome Book of Thanks.” This book has great
message for children to learn from. A meaningful book that tries to teach
children to thanks to as many things as possible. This book teaches children to
be thankful for everything you have in your life such as your family, doctors,
animals, foods etc. An Awesome Book of thanks has such an incredible positive
message not only for children but also for adults.