I am thankful for wonderful authors and brilliant illustrators who add so much excitement and color to my reading life.
I am thankful for my reading family and grateful for parents who always let me read whatever took my fancy.
I am thankful for my freedom to read which comes from living in this great USA.
Some of my favorite Thanksgiving picture books:
The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene, illustrated by Susan Gaber, 2002
With a "House that Jack Built" structure, the language and rhyme flow easily making this a terrific read-aloud. Gaber's illustrations are beautiful and carefully researched. I really love this book.
Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, 1990
What can I say, eight turkeys named Larry, Moe, and Shemp,Wally, Beaver, Groucho, Ollie, and
Over the River: A Turkey's Tale by Derek Anderson, 2005
"Over the river and through the woods,
To grandmother's house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,
Through the white and drifted snow, O!"
A family of Pilgrim turkeys are on their way to Grandma's house.