ON MY SHELF I also have a small collection of board books about fall and the Thanksgiving holiday. They are all bright and inviting replete with the warm colors of fall on every page. Each one creates a wonderful opportunity for curling up with a preschooler you love to enjoy the language and laughter of fall and Thanksgiving Day.
If you don’t have a preschooler to snuggle with try visiting the children’s section of your local public library or book store. Plop yourself down in one of those tiny chairs and feast your eyes on the fall-themed books there.
The fall board books ON MY SHELF include:
That’s When I’m Happy written by Beth Shoshan, illustrated by Jaqueline East, published by Sandy Creek in 2007, is a cozy read about the love between a toddler-bear and his daddy and mommy bears with fall as a backdrop.
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills, published by Scholastic Inc. is one tale in the Duck & Goose series. It is a sweet, simple and slightly silly tale of Duck, Goose and the perfect pumpkin.
A Pumpkin Prayer is written by Amy Parker (Hi, Amy!) illustrated by Kirsten Richards and was published by Thomas Nelson in 2011. It is filled with lovely rhyme, rhythm and poetic language. The cute mice characters in the illustrations make young children feel welcomed to come right in and talk with God – “A God who loves me so!”
Happy Thanksgiving Day! is written by Jill Roman Lord (who just happens to be one of my critique buddies from Write2Ignite! and Word Weavers of Charlotte). Jill’s language is cleaver and bouncy as always. AND, gives young children the message of the real reason for Thanksgiving – not to simply be thankful, but to give thanks to GOD. Thanks, Jill, for another sweet read. Happy Thanksgiving Day! was published by Ideals Publications in 2013.