Morning, y'all! Just stopping in to share this month's For the Love of Books pick in time for Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday. It is written for children ages four to eight and sweetly enhanced by warm, watercolor, animal illustrations.
Thanksgiving Day Thanks, written by Laura Malone Elliott and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger, tells the story of Mrs. Wright's class' preparations for their Thanksgiving feast. From dressing up like the pilgrims and Squanto and decorating their classroom to baking pies and utilizing a yarn turkey to hold paper feathers boasting all the things they were thankful for, everyone was ready for their special day, everyone except Sam. As Sam watched all his classmates prepare their projects and get excited for their celebration, his anxiety only grew. He couldn't figure out a project to share or what one thing he was thankful for. When the day of the feast finally arrives, Sam reveals his favorite part of the holiday with his own version of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. A storm, however, threatens to blow his project away and challenges his best friend to use her archery preparations to shoot a rubber-suction-headed arrow and save one of the enormous balloons. The whole near-catastrophe leads to Sam's realization of what he's most thankful for: time spent with family and precious friends.
Thanks for reading; and may your Thanksgiving celebrations be full of all the things you're most thankful for this holiday season, too. Hugs!