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Thanks for Thanksgiving    by Julie Markes & Doris Barrette order for
Thanks for Thanksgiving
by Julie Markes
Order:  USA  Can
HarperCollins, 2004 (2004)

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* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

In Thanks for Thanksgiving, Julie Markes' rhymes are simple, sweet, and heartfelt, while Doris Barrette's illustrations come alive with vibrant seasonal colors that showcase the energy of a busy family holiday. A page at the back of the book is reserved for the reader to write 'thankful thoughts, year after year ...'

It opens 'Thanks for Thanksgiving, / for turkey and pie' and moves on to all the other things and people that make up a child's happy, involved world ... 'Thanks for umbrellas, / for rain boots and puddles. / Thank you for Mommy / and warm, cozy cuddles.' Finally, there's the groaning holiday table (wish I could join them there), with 'But MOST of all, thanks / for the family I love!'

I have to join in with a big thanks for such a delightful picture book, and highly recommend Thanks for Thanksgiving to you for annual holiday reading.

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