BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Thanksgiving Day Thanks by Laura Matone Elliott

TITLE: Thanksgiving Day Thanks

AUTHOR: Laura Malone Elliott

ILLUSTRATOR: Lynn Munsinger

PUBLISHER:  Katherine Tegen Books, 2013

SYNOPSIS:

Thanksgiving Day Thanks tells the story of Sam trying to figure out what he’s thankful for Sam also works on a special project to share at the Thanksgiving feast—his own version of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Parents and teachers will find inspiration for other Thanksgiving crafts and projects in this charming and funny storybook. A section at the back includes fun Thanksgiving facts.

Full of creativity, humor, and heart, Thanksgiving Day Thanks celebrates friendship, family, and the many other blessings in our lives for which we give thanks.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK :  When all the other kids in Sam’s class eagerly share what they are thankful for, Sam struggles to figure out what tops his list. And when he finally decides what he will share with his classmates during their classroom feast, Mother Nature steps in to ruin his surprise. But soon Sam discovers there are more important things to be thankful for. Author, Laura Malone Elliott, has written a wonderful tale to prompt young readers to see the many reasons to appreciate the many blessings to be found during this holiday season. And the vibrant, colorful illustrations by Lynn Munsinger compliment this lovely story. A great addition to any library!

RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****

RATING SYSTEM:

1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!



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Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.

Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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