I was asked to be a guest reader in my son’s preschool last week. I was allowed to choose any book to read, so I started sorting through all of my steamy novels, um, I mean my son’s bookshelf. I found the “Thanksgiving Day” book we started reading in preparation for the upcoming holiday feast. Perfect.
The book tells the story, by way of a modern-day school play, of the Mayflower and how the Pilgrims and Wampanoag people (aka Indians) got together to have the first Thanksgiving meal. It talks about how the Pilgrims sailed to America and met the Wampanaog people and learned how to grow corn, harvest cranberries, and hunt turkeys.
It’s colorfully illustrated and the text is easily digestible to preschoolers. The kids in my son’s class loved the book. They kept asking me to show them the pages and moved in closer until they were literally touching the pictures of the book. It was a great opening to talk more about a variety of topics such as sharing, hard work, history and what Thanksgiving day means.
- Read “Thanksgiving Day” by Anne Rockwell
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