Celebrating Thanksgiving with Books
I love giving books to the little ones and here are two board books for giving this Thanksgiving. The first is You’re My Little Cutie Pie by Nicola Edwards with illustrations by Natalie Marshall. The pair have released a series of books which I classify as peek-a-boo instead of lift-the-flap.
The second book is Where is Baby’s Turkey by Karen Katz which is a traditional lift-the-flap board book. These two board books are perfect for the chubby fingers of the sixteen-month-old in the family. And they celebrate one of my favorite holidays. Thanksgiving is about family.
You’re My Little Cutie Pie
At first glance, I thought You’re My Little Cutie Pie was the similarly titled You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie. However, the latter-a Halloween book- was still on display. Both books feature fall-themed covers, however the Cutie Pie version features the squash as a pie topped with whipped cream.
Rhyme and cadence make these books by Edwards favorite bedtime books. Plus, the cut-outs highlighting the raised illustrations pull the prose together as well. Marshall’s artwork is perfect for the little ones. Even though this book will go to the youngest, I am sure the toddler and preschooler will also enjoy the Thanksgiving themed book.
Where is Baby’s Turkey?
Karen Katz writes a delightful tale of a baby searching for his toy turkey on Thanksgiving morning. This lift-the-flap book reveals all the delightful “ingredients” which comprise the traditions of the day while hunting for the plush toy. My grandchild will delight in lifting the flaps and discovering the clever illustrations. This is the first Katz board book I have read.
Two Board Books
Both of these Thanksgiving themed board books are sure to delight the youngsters in your family. The two board books have different approaches to entertaining the reader. The pages of You’re My Little Cutie Pie have cutouts that allow the reader to peak ahead. The raised area peaking through is the focus of the rhyme for those pages.
Where is Baby’s Turkey has a simple plot aided by the lift-the-flap technique. In this release, the flaps are quite sturdy although supervision of young children is still a good idea. These two board books will make a great addition to the little guy’s home library. I can’t wait to read them to him!