Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to The Washington Post. Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.
PreS-Gr 2-This cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving has abundant enough information for young readers without overwhelming them. Placing the holiday in the context of harvest festivals throughout time, Gibbons tells the story of the Pilgrims, their Native American friends, and the first Thanksgiving with minimal text and colorful illustrations that supply further details. Much of the book is devoted to contemporary celebrations with scenes showing activities that will be familiar to many children. Each of these snapshots begins "Thanksgiving is-" and lap readers and storytime participants will quickly supply the simple responses.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"This cornucopia of all things Thanksgiving has abundant enough information for young readers without overwhelming them."--School Library Journal