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‘Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols)’ Book Review

'Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols)' Book Review

Turkey is the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal. Although recommended for readers ages 8 and up, I first read Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) by Patrick Merrick to my not quite 2-year-old toddler daughter last year because she showed interest in the bird that is the symbol of the holiday of giving thanks.

A nonfiction book in the Holiday Symbols series, Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) focuses on the traditions surrounding the Thanksgiving turkey. With short lessons on Thanksgiving traditions, the history of the holiday, and all things turkey, Thanksgiving Turkeys is a great book to read during November to teach children about the holiday.

In addition to the textual information, Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) also features photographs that help illustrate the information. Although my toddler daughter did not sit completely still as I read the entire book aloud, she still enjoyed looking at all of the pictures — especially the pictures of actual turkeys.

Cover of Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) Inside Pages of Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols)

Final Verdict: If you are looking for an information book to read with your older child or even a child as young as a toddler, I highly recommend Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) by Patrick Merrick. The text provides a lot of great information about turkeys and the Thanksgiving holiday in general. The photographs that illustrate the text help hold the interest of younger readers.

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‘Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols)’ Book Review © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cover of Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) © 2013 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of Thanksgiving Turkeys (Holiday Symbols) © 2013 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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