To celebrate Thanksgiving and Picture Book Month, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight my two favorite Thanksgiving themed picture books. Both books are humorous and silly rather than serious, and both books are best appreciated when read-aloud.
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson chronicles the antics of one very hungry Thanksgiving guest as she eats the ultimate Thanksgiving feast. This amusing story will make you laugh and giggle. Children devour this book and can’t wait to turn the page to see what the very hungry house guest will eat next. Page after page, the feast continues! Judith Schachner illustrated the book, and her drawings are the perfect complement to this story. Older and younger children will be thankful for this Thanksgiving tale.
Both of these picture books are fun to look at and fun to read. These are two of my favorites, but take the opportunity to seek out some of your own favorite Thanksgiving themed picture books. You may also enjoy – Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit and Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving. If you get a moment this week or weekend, get everyone together, grab a great picture book and settle in for a different type of Thanksgiving treat.