THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING by Julie Markes

THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A charming look at a traditional and contemporary Thanksgiving celebration offers youngsters a chance to share their thanks for everything from play to family, kisses to piggyback rides. “Thank you for school—I love to feel smart!” Nothing seems to be missing—except perhaps a mention of grandma and grandpa, though they are at the table—in this thoughtful and lively recitation of all things for which one is thankful. Easy-to-read large black type will attract the very youngest of readers. Barrette’s watercolors are inspired—reflecting and embellishing—with children, not quite perfect, endearing animals, and fun-filled scenes full of details, from drawer handles to table decorations. Each double-paged spread seems worthy of being framed as a piece of whimsical art. A perfect offering for inspiring one’s own list of thankful thoughts. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-06-051096-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2004




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