I love pulling out special books to learn about the holidays we celebrate. I'm slowly gathering quite a collection for each of the major holidays and Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. This year we added Duck and Hippo Give Thanks. This is a sweet book about friendship and how each person likes to celebrate. Hippo wants a traditional feast while his friends like their own dishes - if you have ever hosted Thanksgiving you know that this is exactly what happens. In our house I make two kinds of bread because my husband likes one kind of rolls and I like another! For years his father made two kinds of stuffing to please our group. Learning to compromise and enjoy the reason for the fellowship is the lesson here. It comes with some laughter along the journey. I love the added use of onomatopoeia across the pages as an added lesson (hey, we are homeschoolers!) This is a great addition to our home library!
You can see the book trailer here:
Jonathan London is the author of more than one hundred children’s books, including the Froggy series, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz, which has sold more than fifteen million copies. Jonathan lives in Graton, California. Learn more at www.jonathan-london.net.
Andrew Joyner is an Australian illustrator and author whose work has been published in more than twenty-five countries. He has created the artwork for many picture books, and he is author and illustrator of a chapter book series about a warthog named Boris. Andrew lives in South Australia. Learn more at www.andrewjoyner.com.au.
There’s more fun with Duck and Hippo in the free downloadable activity pages: https://www.
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Two Lions is offering a set of all three Duck and Hippo books--DUCK AND HIPPO IN THE RAINSTORM, DUCK AND HIPPO LOST AND FOUND, and DUCK AND HIPPO GIVE THANKS--to one lucky winner (U.S. addresses).
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