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‘Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series)’ Book Review

'Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series)'

Recommended for readers in kindergarten and older, Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) by Brenda Haugen with illustrations by Todd Ouren is a non-fiction children’s book that briefly discusses the history and customs of the Thanksgiving holiday within the United States. Although recommended for older readers, the simplicity of the language and the colorful illustrations also make Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) a great book to read with toddlers and preschoolers in preparation for the holiday.

Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) offers a simple overview of the holiday. After a brief introduction, the book tells the story of the first Thanksgiving during the time of the Pilgrims. Upon explaining the origin of the holiday, the book then discusses modern Thanksgiving celebrations including the meal served and other celebrations.

The illustrations by Todd Ouren that accompany the text are absolutely darling. My daughter especially enjoyed pointing out the different foods served at the original and modern Thanksgiving meals. Even the youngest toddlers can enjoy Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) because of the pictures.

Cover of Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) Inside Pages of Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series)

Final Verdict: Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) by Brenda Haugen with illustrations by Todd Ouren is a great little non-fiction book about the Thanksgiving holiday. The simple text combined with the colorful illustrations make this book a great holiday read for older kids as well as younger pre-readers. If you are looking for a simple but information book about Thanksgiving, check out Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series).

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‘Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series)’ Book Review © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cover of Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) © 2013 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Thanksgiving (Holidays and Celebrations Series) © 2013 Heather Johnson

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