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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Is...

"Thanksgiving Is..." by Gail Gibbons, 2004

This non-fiction picture book gives the historical background for the holiday and a description of how we celebrate Thanksgiving in the present.

"In many ways, our Thanksgiving celebrations remind us of the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving. There are pumpkins, turkeys, fall leaves, and other symbols gathered together to look like harvesttime. Some homes are decorated. Family and friends come together to share good times. It is a time for loving and sharing."

Preschoolers will like looking at the pictures and probably like hearing the present-day traditions. Kindergartners and elementary age students will appreciate a deeper historical background. It's a great book to add to your holiday collection. Your kids will learn something new year after year.

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