Anne Rockwell is a pioneer in the field of nonfiction for very young children. She has more than a hundred books to her credit, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Clouds in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. Anne and Lizzy Rockwell have collaborated on all the Mrs. Madoff books, including St. Patrick's Day and Presidents' Day, and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Anne is the author of What's So Bad About Gasoline?; Brendan and Belinda and the Slam Dunk!; Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?; and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Lizzy is the author-illustrator of Good Enough to Eat; The Busy Body Book; and Hello Baby! Both Anne and Lizzy live in Connecticut.
PreS-Gr 2-Just as they did in Halloween Day (HarperCollins, 1997), the Rockwells answer the many questions young readers have about one of America's holidays. Traditions are described through the voice of a preschool boy. The child and his classmates take different roles in a class play, and each character explains why he or she is thankful. The page facing each cameo features a "snapshot" of a historical incident such as the landing at Plymouth Rock or the Thanksgiving feast. Rockwell's cartoon illustrations of dewy-eyed preschoolers in their various roles combine with the simple text to create an excellent example of a holiday concept book for inquisitive young readers.-Betsy Barnett, Eads School District, CO Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.