Thanksgiving Day Alphabetby Beverly Vidrine, Alison Lyne (Illustrator)
Pumpkins, pilgrims, and Indians punctuate this quintessential American holiday ABC picture book. With an eye on history and adventure, this ABC book cheerfully illuminates the classic American holiday. Each entry includes a few sentences explaining the wordï¿½s significance in Thanksgivingï¿½s history. Children will relate to
Pumpkins, pilgrims, and Indians punctuate this quintessential American holiday ABC picture book. With an eye on history and adventure, this ABC book cheerfully illuminates the classic American holiday. Each entry includes a few sentences explaining the wordï¿½s significance in Thanksgivingï¿½s history. Children will relate to their own holiday traditions while learning the origins of the annual fall event.
Meet the Author
Beverly Barras Vidrine is a member of the Writersí Guild of Acadiana and the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and
Illustrators. She is also the author of Easter Day Alphabet, St. Patrickís Day Alphabet , A Mardi Gras Dictionary, and A Christmas Dictionary , all published by Pelican. Mrs. Vidrine lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Alison Davis Lyne is a freelance illustrator who has worked on various picture books and covers for American Small Farm magazine. She is the portrait artist for the Kentucky Commission on Women's Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit, permanently on display in the state capitol rotunda. She also illustrated Easter Day Alphabet, Kudzu Chaos, G Is for Grits: A Southern Alphabet, and other titles published by Pelican.
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Alphabet books are nothing new. They've been around since parents and schools started teaching children to read and write and have effectively used topics from animals to fruit to teach the alphabet. But while most use fun topics to teach the alphabet, Thanksgiving Day Alphabet doesn't just teach the alphabet, but educates children on all sorts of fun and historical facts about Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day Alphabet opens with a one page overview of Thanksgiving, when/how/why the first holiday was celebrated and is accompanied by a picture of pilgrims and Native Americans sitting around the first Thanksgiving table. Then it's on to the alphabet! The topics the author has chosen don't just center around the first Thanksgiving but instead, many teach about events that happened later in our country's history. For example: L is for Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln became president many years after the colonists landed in America. In 1863 he proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday. The author also avoided using the obvious for many of the letters. S is for squash? No, not in this version: S is for Samoset and Squanto. The two Native Americans became friends with the colonists. They spoke the English language and helped the settlers survive in the New World. Quill says: Thanksgiving Day Alphabet is the perfect way for children to learn about King James I of England, the Mayflower, the Wampanoag and lots of other things surrounding the celebration of Thanksgiving.