Pardon Me. It's Ham, Not Turkey

Summary:

When a young boy asks his teacher why the President pardons a turkey, he learns about a little-known-piece of US history. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Virginia, on December 4, 1619.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This engaging rhyme will teach children US history in a way that will be memorable for them well after they are finished with picture books!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our child loved Ginny (the pig). She liked the story and asked lots of questions about Thanksgiving (in general and related to Virginia).

Parent Reaction

What a wonderful discovery ... both the book and the US history. Thankfully, the author included some factual information in the back that helped round-out the story.

Type of Book:
This is a rhyming story/picture book that offers young children some colonial history.
Educational Themes:

This is a book that helps round out and/or complement Thanksgiving history lessons for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 9
Age of child:
Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. The story offers an engaging piece of history and the illustrations make it fun.

Title Pardon Me. It's Ham, Not Turkey
About
Author Lisa Suhay
Publisher Bumble Bee Publishing © 2007
Illustrators Pamela Barcita
ISBN 9781933982014
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Cultures & Tradition, Poetry, Historical Fiction, Holidays
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