THANKSGIVING DAY ALPHABET by Beverly Barras Vidrine

THANKSGIVING DAY ALPHABET

Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

America, games, harvest, feast, king of England, Indians, Lincoln, orange pumpkins, Pilgrims, November—all are among the eclectic choices for this ho-hum alphabetical look at the Thanksgiving Day of the past. The information is not new, but since the focus is on the past with nothing of the modern celebration, the early primary child will find little here that will bridge the gap to their own experience. The choice of organization means the text is composed of random snippets, with little transition or connection to the next item, except for the arbitrary connection to the letter of the alphabet. The information given is too much for an alphabet book, yet too little for research. While the illustrations are lovely, they are not enough to raise this title above the marginal purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-58980-338-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Pelican
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2006