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Title:
Thankgiving Day at our house : Thanksgiving poems for the very young
Author:
Carlstrom, Nancy White.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A collection of poems about one family's activities on Thanksgiving Day, including pondering the history behind the holiday, welcoming visiting relatives, praying for others, enjoying the good food, and giving thanks at the end of the day.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 46316.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 19706 Guided reading level: M.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689803604
Format :
Book

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Summary

Nancy White Carlstrom's short, snappy verses and R. W. Alley's cheerful illustrations come together in a lively Thanksgiving book that is sure to be a welcome part of your own family's festivities.

A house full of relatives can mean only one thing -- it must be Thanksgiving! Starting with a school pageant the day before Thanksgiving and ending with after-dinner snoozing, this book offers a peek at one family's holiday celebration. Whether for rhyming or singing or simply saying grace, these warm, cozy poems show that there are lots of ways to give thanks -- and so many things to be thankful for!


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Carlstrom's poems present a family's Thanksgiving, from the preholiday festivities at school to the home-centered activities of a jolly extended family. The rhyming verse, varied in form and full of good humor, takes a child's view of holiday moments, including the arrival of company, Granny's stories, charades, grace before dinner, "the quiet moment" after dinner when everyone is full and contented, and a good-night prayer. The themes of prayer and thanks recur throughout the book, giving a dimension of meaning that makes the holiday more than fun and games. Sometimes humorous, sometimes tender, the lively details in Alley's illustrations make each turn of the page a delight. The cross-hatched ink drawings washed with watercolors reflect the changing mood of the poems from one spread to the next. A pleasing addition to the growing collection of Thanksgiving books for children. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Presenting the holiday from a child's point of view, the book begins the day before Thanksgiving with three poems set at school. A group of children dress as Native Americans, Pilgrims, and turkeys to provide a little historical background. Once home, preparations begin in earnest. The house and yard are tidied, family members start to arrive, and the cooking commences. Listening to grandma's stories, participating in a small-scale Thanksgiving parade, playing charades, and enjoying a good meal are all part of this family's celebration. Although the poems are primarily cheerful, a "Prayer for Others" is included as a reminder that not everyone will take part in such a plentiful feast. However, it is paired with "Thank You God for Bugs," which does detract somewhat from its serious message. Alley's illustrations make the book. Humorous touches abound, greatly enlivening the text. As the children prepare for the Thanksgiving play, their costumes are falling off, losing pieces, and tripping them up. Two birds on a branch seen through a window are adorned with an Indian headdress and a Pilgrim hat. As the play begins, the turkeys get tangled and a stray pumpkin flies off into the audience. The book ends on just the right note with a "Goodnight Prayer." Pass the pumpkin pie, dig in, and enjoy!-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.