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By Victoria Kann
24 pages – ages 4+
Published by HarperFestival on August 26, 2014
Theme/Topic- Thanksgiving / helping
Opening and Synopsis-
Opening – “It was Thanksgiving Day! I could hear Mommy baking in the kitchen and could smell the turkey cooking in the oven. Outside, Daddy was raking a big pile of leaves.”
Synopsis- This year, Pinkalicious and Peter decide to be Thanksgiving helpers! They try to make everything pinkaperfect but all doesn’t go as planned.
Why I liked this book– This is a cute Thanksgiving book. I like how Pinkalicious and Peter do their best to help out with setting up for Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t always work out for them. The illustrations are fabulous. The detail that they have in them is cool (like there are music notes in the hill side when they go outside to play). Pinkalicious is a great, realistic young girl, and she just wants to help out, but she sometimes doesn’t think things through completely – sounds like a lot of kids. 😉 This is a very nice book for Thanksgiving because it talks about being Thankful and also shows that even though you make mistakes, it’s trying to help that matters.
Activities and Resources-
There is a pull out poster right in the book! It is one that you can fill out. There are word boxes to fill out with prompts like “Thanksgiving is…” and “On Thanksgiving I like to…: and even a spot to draw your Thanksgiving dinner!
There are also Thanksgiving stickers and dinner place cards that you can fill out and tell each person something you are thankful for.
I found this cute craft on iVillage.com (CLICK HERE TO GO TO IT). It is a turkey craft and you write on each feather something you are thankful for.
You can read a sample of the book at HarperCollins website HERE.
There is always a TON of things to do at the Pinkalicious website click HERE.
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