Little pup is sad that it is fall, with winter coming right around the corner. He can only think of the negative things, like all of his friends going into hibernation, and the cold, wet weather. But his Mama and Papa are quick to teach him to learn to see things with a thankful heart, and to be thankful for winter, because without it the land and the animals wouldn't have the rest they truly need. Mama reminds him about leaves and apple treats---and he learns that he can be happy if he's thankful despite his concerns.
Adventurous Lil Pup is bummed that hibernating season will soon be coming to the Great North Woods. Why should so many of his friends have to go in for the winter and leave Lil Pup without pals? Mama reminds her little wolf that not all animals hibernate, and how he can be grateful for the beautiful autumn season for jumping in leaf piles, eating apple treats, and celebrating the wonders of fall with his forest friends. And she points out…
"I think the trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that dont."
As Mama and Lil Pup explore, she reminds him that God is the giver of all good things. Lil Pup learns that even when something fun comes to an end; his heart can be thankful when he sets his mind on the best things in his life.
This inviting addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with nearly 2.5 million books sold, helps little ones to understand how giving thanks warms hearts and brings joy.
LISA TAWN BERGREN is the best-selling author of nearly forty books, including God Gave Us You and the beloved God Gave Us children's series. Her creativity and love of writing spans many genres, from children's book and devotionals to adult fiction. She and her husband, Tim, reside in Colorado with their three children.
DAVID HOHN is an award-winning illustrator whose art has graced many popular children's books, including God Gave Us Christmas. He graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is finishing an MFA in Illustration program from the University of Hartford. David lives in Portland, Oregon with his family.