Introduce the youngest dinner guests to the joys of Thanksgiving and counting!
Count from one to ten on Baby’s first Thanksgiving. Made more special when you introduce the youngest of readers to a variety of colors as they experience setting the table, passing the peas, and a walk after dinner.
Celebrate the holiday with this colorful, delightful board book that will stimulate little brains and introduce basic counting skills. Everyone loves Thanksgiving and now little ones will be even more excited when they can read about Thanksgiving fun!
About the Author
Barbara Barbieri McGrath has written over twenty books for children, including The Little Gray Bunny, The Little Red Elf, The Little Green Witch, and many bestselling math concept books. Her love for writing, children and making learning fun was the inspiration for her first children's book, The M&M Brand Counting Book, which sold over 1 million copies. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts.
Peggy Tagel's bright, colorful cutpaper illustrations have been reproduced for a variety of products, including cards, gift wrap, children's books, and magazines. She illustrated all seven books in the First Celebrations series. She lives in North Port, Florida.
McGrath uses the occasion of Thanksgiving to help readers count to six in this board book, which launches the First Celebrations series, along with Halloween Colors. After brief hinting at the holiday's origins ("The first Thanksgiving feast was long ago. This pilgrim is holding one ear of corn"), the book shifts to the present, as Mom places two cranberries in a bowl, three candles decorate the table, and so on. Tagel contributes crisp, blocky scenes featuring dot-eyed, doll-like characters, with plenty of attention devoted to the food associated with the holiday. It's a light diversion that should keep the very young occupied while the turkey is finishing up in the oven.
- Publishers Weekly