What is Thanksgiving? by Michelle Medlock Adams


It's Tuesday and it's the day that we highlight the books we've been reading. If you've missed out on any of the books that we've done recently, you can take a look at our books reviews section. There you will find a few you may already own or will want to own. This week is a very special week since it's Thanksgiving week. One of my readers recently asked us if we recommended any books in particular for Thanksgiving and I do! Today I want to share with you one of my very own. This one was purchased by mommy for me last year and it's one that we read every Thanksgiving. It's called "What is Thanksgiving" written by Michelle Medlock Adams and Illustrated by Amy Wummer.

While this book does have a religious feel to it at the end, it does teach kids that Thanksgiving is not all about food, parades and football.

It is told with illustrations that your little ones will enjoy looking at and rhymes that they'll laugh at as well. The verses are easy to read and even your youngest of tots will understand what Thanksgiving is all about thanks to Michelle's words and Amy's illustrations.


Here's an excerpt from the book:
Is it about the football games?
My daddy watches those.
And all the while he munches snacks -
That's why his belly grows. 
At the end you realize that Thanksgiving may involve parades, lots of food and even football which can be lot of fun, but it isn't what Thanksgiving is all about. It's about showing your gratitude and giving thanks for all your blessings.


I truly recommend this book for those with little ones wanting to learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving. It's a really great book and so easy to understand. Your little ones will love it just as much as mommy and I do! This gets my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!

Recommended age: 2-5