Saturday, November 14, 2009

What my children are reading-Nov-14

It is that time of year when our reading turns toward Thanksgiving, turkeys and autumn. Our favorite books of the week are below. I also added a carousel widget at the bottom of this post of some of our other books from this week.
One of our all-time favorite picture book for my preschoolers--a wonderful picture book, illustrated by Richard Scarry. It is perfect to help preschoolers learn about the seasons.
This First Thanksgiving Day

My kids just loved this book. It is written in rhyming verse and gently tells about life for the Pilgrims and the Native Americans as they celebrate the first Thanksgiving. The illustrations are wonderful and the 3 and 4 year old have enjoyed looking at this on their own over and over.
"12 tables groaning
beneath a harvest spread--
Wampanoag and Pilgrim friends
together will break bread.
Joined under one sky
with one prayer to say--
a prayer of thanks for all they have
this first Thanksgiving Day." This First Thanksgiving Day
The kids loved this story about how the turkeys tricked the pilgrims on the first Thanksgiving---getting away with their lives, so that the Pilgrims had to eat squash instead of turkey.....Luke (4) especially liked this one--he laughed and laughed

Make sure to check out what others have been reading this week at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.


Katy said...

Great books! :) One Tough Turkey sounds like a blast!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Thanks for linking to me! This First Thanksgiving sounds very interesting - I have to see if my library still has it.

Infant Bibliophile said...

We should try the bunny book. Our son loves Richard Scarry books.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

These all sound great! You always have books I've never heard of - you've been such a good resource for our library list!

Jeanette said...

We have been reading This First Thanksgiving this month and my kids really like it.