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.
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!
Our child loved Ginny (the pig). She liked the story and asked lots of questions about Thanksgiving (in general and related to Virginia).
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.
This is a rhyming story/picture book that offers young children some colonial history.
This is a book that helps round out and/or complement Thanksgiving history lessons for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children.
7 to 10
4 to 9
Started reading with 6-year-old child.
Borrow, at least. The story offers an engaging piece of history and the illustrations make it fun.