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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
The smiling face of a young boy peeks over a roasted turkey on the cover of this book that invites readers in to learn about Thanksgiving. Before the readers begin they discover a spread of "Picture Words" that pairs up pictures and words to be found in the text. The book is from the "Holiday Fun" series where all books are set in an easy reader format of twenty-four pages with one page of large print text on the left and a bright, colorful photo on the right. Books, dogs, family, pumpkin pie, and turkey are a few of the picture/word pairs. In this specific book a repetitive pattern of the words, "I am thankful for..." is followed by a picture that young readers can easily identify. The patterning gives readers the opportunity to "read" simple sentences such as, "I am thankful for toys." Vivid, colorful photos of children wearing their best smiles add to the enjoyment. End matter includes a simple "Words to Know" page that offers definitions and pronunciations for family, thankful, and Thanksgiving. An additional page lists books and up-to-date websites with more information. This book makes a good supplement to holiday units, or to social studies, and history lessons. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

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Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
Rookie Read-About Holidays Series
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.30(d)
640L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 12 Years

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