I was so excited to get this wonderful, season appropriate, selection of kids books in the mail this week. The messages and illustrations are all lovely. Thank you to the great people at Candlewick Press
for sending these beautiful books my way. Here is a quick overview for each.
; Jonathan London (description) --"This Thanksgiving, set the mood with a story of gratitude." — CHILD
Thank you, Mother Earth.
Thank you, Father Sky.
Thank you for this day.
can a young boy ever show his gratitude for all the beauty he sees? He
will learn from his father, who thanks the earth and the sky, the frogs
and the crickets, the hawk and the deer, even the trees that wave their
arms in the breeze. Majestic as the most beautiful autumn day and filled
with glimpses of favorite woodland animals, GIVING THANKS is truly a
gift to readers from nature-lover Jonathan London and master painter
What's So Yummy? All About Eating Well and Feeling Good
; Robie Harris (description) - Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris introduces preschoolers to the pleasures of eating healthy, being active, and feeling good.
Nellie, and baby Jake can’t wait to go on a picnic! In the morning the
family heads to their community garden, then to the farmer’s market and
the grocery store to gather vegetables, fruit, meat, and other fresh and
delicious foods. Readers follow them through the day as they go home to
prepare, cook, and pack up the goodies, then cap their day by eating a
yummy meal in the park and flying a kite together. Funny, accessible,
family-filled illustrations; conversations between Gus and Nellie; and
matter-of-fact text combine to show young children how food fuels our
bodies — and help them see how healthy eating and drinking, and being
active, can make them feel their best for a day full of fun.
Gobble, Gobble, Tucker
; Leslie McGirk (description) - Leslie McGuirk’s enthusiastic Tucker tries to be a patient little pup
in this Thanksgiving story that is satisfying in every way.
Tucker smells a familiar scent in the air, he knows his favorite day of
the year has come —Thanksgiving! Tucker loves to play with his family,
help clean up, and most of all, enjoy a delicious feast. But as the day
goes by, Tucker and his doggy cousins haven’t had even a bite. Will they
ever get to gobble up any holiday treats?
Over the River and Through the Wood: The New England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day
; L. Maria Child (description) - Matt Tavares's lavish illustrations illuminate this definitive edition of a beloved seasonal classic.
horse is ready, the air is bracing, and everyone is bundled into the
sleigh. So let the wind blow and the snow start to fall! This family is
off to Grandfather's house for a delicious feast. Matt Tavares, with his
keen eye for detail, fresh and surprising perspectives, and all the
warmth and coziness of a big holiday dinner, illuminates the original
text of Lydia Maria Child's verse about Thanksgiving Day, which has
marked the start of the holiday season for generations of children.