The First Thanksgiving: A Lift-the-Flap Book

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Nancy Davis recreates the excitement and wonder of the first Thanksgiving—how the pilgrims came to America and how the Native Americans taught them to plant and then joined them in a Thanksgiving feast. Parents can use the simple text and the bright, graphic illustrations of this lift-the-flap book to introduce a very young child to this holiday.

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Overview

Nancy Davis recreates the excitement and wonder of the first Thanksgiving—how the pilgrims came to America and how the Native Americans taught them to plant and then joined them in a Thanksgiving feast. Parents can use the simple text and the bright, graphic illustrations of this lift-the-flap book to introduce a very young child to this holiday.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
Thanksgiving sometimes is a challenge when planning story time for little ones. Either you find books on the imminent death of the turkey (who then, humorously, becomes the guest of honor), or newly illustrated versions of Over the River and Through the Woods. This sweetly done board book with lift-the-flaps is a nice addition to a Thanksgiving holiday collection. Told in the manner of The House that Jack Built, the rhyme and pictures follow the round-faced pilgrims from England to the new Land where they are befriended and educated by the natives, set about planting crops, and celebrate with a banquet to which they invite their new friends. The pilgrims are all rosy cheeked and blonde. The native people are rosy-cheeked and brown-skinned. The pictures are easily talked about as the flaps reveal enterprising Pilgrims companionably fishing with the Indians, spinning, planting, and eating. The Thanksgiving dinner shows both groups of people sharing a celebratory meal. In addition to the obvious historical lesson about the Pilgrims' settlement of the Massachusetts colony, this book can be expanded to lessons on cooperation, sharing, and helping our neighbors. Kids will ask for repeat readings so that they can manipulate the pages. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442408074
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 9/21/2010
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 475,572
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Davis is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. Her most recent work includes titles in the Little Scholastic series for Scholastic, as well as Who's at Home?, Christmas Shapes, and The First Thanksgiving for Little Simon. Nancy resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nancy Davis is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer. Her most recent work includes titles in the Little Scholastic series for Scholastic, as well as Who's at Home?, Christmas Shapes, and The First Thanksgiving for Little Simon. Nancy resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    lift-the-flap book is a hit

    young children love lift-the -flap books and the device is used very well in this simple story about the first Thanksgiving

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