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Title:
Thank you, Thanksgiving
Author:
Milgrim, David.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Clarion Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
While on a Thanksgiving Day errand for her mother, a girl says thank you to all the things around her.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hm031/2002013365.html
ISBN:
9780618274666
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this exuberant Thanksgiving story, a little girl goes on a last-minute errand for her mother. Along the way, she thanks all the familiar things she loves--her warm boots, the song of the birds, the pretty clouds in the November sky. And when she gets home from her errand, her family thanks her for what she has brought.
David Milgrim's spare, repetitive text and colorful, contemporary illustrations are perfect for beginning readers, and leave no doubt about how much there is in the world to be thankful for!


Author Notes

David Milgrim has created over a dozen books for children. His most recent book for Clarion is TIME TO GET UP, TIME TO GO. He lives with his family in Wakefield, Rhode Island.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

PreS-K. Using Thanksgiving holiday traditions as a starting place, Milgram helps young children recognize the blessings in their daily lives. As a little girl tracks through the snow to get whipped cream for the family's pumpkin pie, she stops to express her appreciation to the things around her that have given her pleasure--the fluffy clouds, the rabbits in the park, and so on. The text, hardly more than Thank you, park or Thank you pie with whipped cream, grows repetitious, but it works for the age group, and it is expertly supported by the extremely appealing artwork, which features precise, rounded shapes in flat yet vibrant colors, and exuberant and doll-like characters with dotted eyes and spindly legs. Touches of visual comedy (pink rabbits stare at a football on the multiple screens in the window at Marvin's TV) extend the book beyond its main idea and add generous warmth and energy to the plain words. --Stephanie Zvirin Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

A small-town girl on a mission to buy whipping cream for the holiday dessert occasions this visually playful outing. In blocky shapes and muted colors that recall the style of J. Otto Seibold, Milgrim (Cows Can't Fly) chronicles the girl's path from her home ("Thanks for sending me, Mom") to the general store and back again. Along the way, she expresses her gratitude for her "warm boots," a duck who returns the scarf she loses and a quartet of rabbits for their companionship. Despite the hokey premise, the scenery, taking in a family of snowpeople and houses of lavender and sage hues, conjures a postmodern winter wonderland. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-After a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, a young girl walks through the snow to the general store to buy whipping cream for the family's pumpkin pie. As she walks, she gives thanks to various animals and objects that she sees. "Thank you, pretty clouds.- Thank you, park.- Thank you, snow people." The colorful digital-oil-pastel pictures are cheerful and incorporate lots of humorous details. The very simple, repetitive text, reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon (HarperCollins, 1947), will appeal to toddlers. Like whipping cream, this selection is nice but not essential.-Janet M. Bair, Trumbull Library, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.