Greene, Rhonda Gowler and illustrated by Gaber, Susan The Very First Thanksgiving Day 32 pgs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006. $6.99. (Rating: G)
Each component of the first Thanksgiving is introduced, such as this is harbor.. this is the ocean…these are the Pilgrims… Accompanied by stunning warm illustrations.
This is a short story that comes full circle, tracing backwards then tying back to the start. Confusing, I hardly got it, let alone younger students. I also didn’t learn much about Thanksgiving. But the illustrations are frame worthy!
EL – NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.