ThoughtFull: Discovering the Unique Gifts in Each of Us

This encouraging story shows how life changes when we learn to value those who are differently abled and to champion the power of thoughtfulness.

I explore the need to be “thoughtFULL”—full of thoughtfulness and awareness, particularly with those who have special needs. In this delightful story, it’s awards day at school, and Ahanu (a boy with Down Syndrome) earns the award for being thoughtful.

Later, when his friend Joshua sees others making fun of Ahanu, it’s Joshua’s turn to be thoughtful by supporting his differently abled friend. While doing so, Joshua learns important lessons about friendship, disabilities, and the value we each have as God’s children.

This book is great for kids because not only does it start to show them how to respond to bullying, but it encourages them to be kind to other children regardless of their differences… It’s a great tool for parents to use to start the conversation with their children about bullying and kids with differences. While Ahanu in this story has Down syndrome, there are other differences that children can encounter in their school years. I honestly don’t feel that I can recommend this story enough. Read full review >>
The Becca Files Review
I have read this story a few times already with my toddler son, and my prayer for him is that he will internalize its message, that he will appreciate and value all the different ways that God has made people, and that he will also courageously defend and support them in their time of need. Read full review >>
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