All that combines to make it one of the holidays that I'm really willing to invest time and energy into making special.
Here are three of my favorite Thanksgiving books.
N.C. Wyeth's Pilgrims by Robert San Souci. The illustrations in this book are out- of- this- world gorgeous. Instead of the typical, artificially manufactured fare that you usually find in children's books, these pictures come from art that stands on it's own merit. They are based on a series of murals painted by N.C. Wyeth for The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York in the 1940s.
The author consulted many sources for making text, and the writing is just fine. (although, really better for older children. My little ones just look at the pictures for now).
2. Best Text: Tattered Sails by Verla Kay.
The illustrations in this book are rather good too, but it is the text that really stands out. Tattered Sails tells the story of a Pilgrim family's difficult voyage across the Atlantic (not necessarily the Mayflower, but it could have been) and ends with their thankfulness at settling into life in the New World.
3. Most Fun: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton. This isn't necessarily a Thanksgiving book, but it's about a silly turkey, and it's humor is just right for toddlers. So fun!
So...I'd love to read about your favorite Thanksgiving books. Please link up! (or leave a comment)