Happy Thanksgiving and Gobble Gobble Gobble!
As a Thanksgiving “thank you for reading” I want to share a fun Thanksgiving picture book.
Bear Says Thanks, written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Jane Chapman, is a story of gratitude. The story is simple and the message is important. Bear wants to say thank you to his friends so he plans a feast! He invites his friends who show up one by one, with food to share, yet Bear’s cupboards are bare and he has nothing to contribute. What is Bear to do? Bear’s friends point out his special gifts that contribute to the celebration. This story of friendship and gratitude is perfect for young readers (and their parents and teachers!). The illustrations are inviting and engaging, contributing to the message that Bear and his friends share with each other – the power of friendship and a simple thank you. While Thanksgiving is not mentioned by name in this book, the story is a perfect reminder of why we celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family.
And just for more turkey fun, be sure to check out the Goodreads Best Children’s Thanksgiving Books – of course, I do love Listopia, and a huge thank you to all the fabulous readers who contribute on Goodreads every day!