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Children's Literature"Dora the Explorer" fans will be happy to share her celebration of Thanksgiving. What is she most thankful for? Her Mami and Papi. Told in first person, Dora continues to ask questions about people and things that make her thankful and then she offers clues. Her answers are in Spanish and the pictures offer further explanation. Dora also asks the readers to think about being thankful. "Do you have a friend you are thankful for? Who is your friend?" Dora is ever alert for Swiper, the fox, and just manages to save the pies she is bringing to Thanksgiving dinner. Based on the television series, "Dora the Explorer," the book is one of several in the series. Many of the stories are also available in Spanish. These bright colors, wide-eyed familiar characters, and adventures will appeal to young children. 2003, Simon Spotlight/Nick Jr./Simon & Schuster, Ages 2 to 5.
— Laura Hummel