B.G. Hennessy grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, NY. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books. She also took courses in Children’s Literature. The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated her and after graduation she headed for NYC where she worked for 17 years in children’s book publishing as a designer and art director. She is the author of Road Builders and The First Night, as well as many books starring Corduroy, the loveable toy bear created by Don Freeman. She now lives with her family in Arizona.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrimsby B.G. Hennessy, Lynne Avril Cravath (Illustrator)
Ten little Pilgrims and ten little Wampanoag boys and girls are getting ready for the harvest feast. In colonial Plimoth, the Pilgrims hunt ducks and geese and dig up turnips and carrots. In a nearby village, the Wampanoag dig for clams, fish for cod, and gather nuts and berries. Finally it’s time for the meal. First everyone gives thanks, then it’s time to eat and celebrate. The simple rhythmic text and autumn-colored illustrations are just right for practicing counting and sharing the history and fun of Thanksgiving with young children.
“Cravath’s colorful pictures depict the busy activities in authentic detail.”—Booklist
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- 8.15(w) x 10.15(h) x 0.10(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
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Great book for counting, my son loved the colorful illustration.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims is a delightful children¿s book for the very young. B.G. Hennessy¿s writing is clear-cut, and doesn¿t overreach, as many Thanksgiving books have a tendency to do. The story doesn¿t mention Thanksgiving, and according to the author notes, this work is not intended to represent the first Thanksgiving. Its purpose is to reflect the daily lives of the pilgrims and the Wampanoag children during the 1600¿s. There is no mention of death, or the hardships the pilgrims endured. This is a pleasant story recommended to the 3 to 8 crowd, but I say children 2 to 5 are more likely to appreciate it. The illustrations are equally delightful, and bursting with color. The text is rhythmic, and entertaining. If you don¿t mind singing the Thanksgiving version in the shower, or when drifting off to sleep, then check it out. It¿s an addictive read, but very effective, and worth a look.
I read this book for a project in school on stereotyping against Native Americans. I found this book cute, but not very informative at all. It showed the European settler (pilgrims) already knowing how to set traps that originated from the Natives. Also, it showed that women worked more but they all did an equal amount of work. I think B.G. Hennessy had good intentions for this book, but it was not very informative or accurate.