The meaning of this holiday is explored through a short history and traditions. A funny story and a hands-on activity are included. Each page of simple text is illustrated by brightly colored photographs. A happy extended family of African descent is shown giving thanks at a well-set table with traditional food. The Macy's Day Parade and football games are part of many celebrations. Capsules show further facts, such as: "Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year in the United States." The president of the United States saves the life of one turkey each year, and people get to vote on a name for the turkey. Directions are given for making a turkey from colored construction paper by gluing outlines of hands and feet. Large print, simple vocabulary, and clear chapter titles invite children into the text. There is a table of contents, glossary with pronunciation guide, lists for further reading, Web sites, and an index. Part of the "First Facts" series and "Holidays and Culture" extension, this is a great resource for libraries for children.