the thanksgiving door

Summary:
When Ann burns Thanksgiving dinner, Ed suggests they go to a restaurant. They enter a restaurant with an open door, and become the invited guests of the immigrant family celebrating their First Thanksgiving.
Educational Themes:
This book is all about family: celebrating one's heritage, blending traditions, and sharing with others.
Reading Level:
2.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child three years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! Especially if you have a blended family or traditions that blend your heritage and an American holiday.
Little Kid Reaction:
Our preschooler is fascinated by the illustrations and the activities they represent. S/He doesn't independently pick it from the shelf, but quickly learned the characters and talks with them.
Big Kid Reaction:
This is a beautiful story, beautifully illustrated.It makes you wish you could find a place like this on Thanksgiving Day! It is particularly nice for those who also celebrate their own heritage.
Pros:

The book celebrates family, sharing, and giving to others--the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Even though this is for older kids, our three-year-old understood.

Cons:

None.


Title The Thanksgiving Door
About
Author Debby Atwell
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers © 2003
Illustrators Debby Atwell
ISBN 0618240365
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Picture Book, Cultures And Tradition, Thanksgiving
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