Book Review: Gratitude is my Superpower by Alicia Ortego

Do you want to teach your children how to be grateful for the things they already have?

Little Betsy will learn that happiness is made up of simple things in life, both small and big. With the help of the magic stone, she will begin to feel gratitude for her parents, friends, and toys. But what happens when little Betsy forgets to use the magic of her stone? She will realize that the power of gratitude is hidden in her heart.

“Gratitude is my superpower” will teach your little ones to appreciate the warmth of home, time spent playing with friends, and family relationships.

This book will help your kids in many ways:

  • they will focus on the blessings they receive every day,
  • they will begin to appreciate what others do for them,
  • they will feel true happiness when they realize that they have everything they need.


My Review

I have read other superpower books by this author and they’re great books for children, so I was happy to read this book as well.

Gratitude is My Superpower is about a girl whose mom teaches her that rather than being sad or upset about what she can’t change, she should be grateful for the things she has in her life. Her mom gives her a stone that she’s to use to remember to be grateful. One example of how she uses the stone is that on a rainy day when she can’t play outside, she uses the stone to realize that the rain is needed for plants to grow and animals to live. By using the stone often, she soon realizes that she has learned to be grateful without the stone!

The story is told in rhymes and the rhyming words are bold, making it easy for children to connect them. The illustrations are colorful and detailed. A fun book to read!

This is a wonderful way for children to learn about gratitude. It is so important to be grateful and it is a lesson that everyone nowadays needs to embrace.

About the Author

A school teacher and an avid children’s book author, Alicia Ortego, has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years working with children. Since she was young, Alicia had nurtured a passion for telling stories, which inspired her to start writing stories for children. She writes in a simple, easily understandable language, and an entertaining style that keeps children hooked to her books while learning vital lessons about virtues.

Alicia lives in New York and in her free time, enjoys spending quality time with her family and drawing.

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