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It's Not About You, Mrs. Turkey: A Love Letter About the True Meaning of Thanksgiving (The Love Letters Book Series) Paperback – September 8, 2015
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About the Author
Soraya Diase Coffelt is a mother of two sons, lawyer, former lay children’s minister, and former judge.
Active in her church, she has been served in her local community in children’s ministry and leadership for over 15 years. Her first book in the “Love Letters” series is "It’s Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus: A Love Letter About the True Meaning of Christmas."
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Written from a child’s perspective, It’s Not About You, Mrs. Turkey tells the story of how the Pilgrims traveled to the New World and met the Wampanoag Indians. The book includes key facts and information about the first Thanksgiving, and it serves as a good history lesson for young children. Most importantly, Coffelt reminds children that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to God. I like how the book ends with a prayer about letting Jesus into your heart. It is a great story to read with your kids at Thanksgiving time!
*I received this book for review*
Like all books in this series, it starts with a little boy writing a letter to Mrs. Turkey. It's a cute letter, which will make readers smile. From here, the book slides into the history of Thanksgiving, starting all the way across the ocean in Europe. My son was happy to find several names and places mentioned that he'd already heard about in school, and fell into a conversation concerning the holiday and all it's aspects. In other words, not only were my kids intrigued by the history but were ready to learn more.
The illustrations in this are colorful and well done. They help bring the story of the pilgrims to life and let even the youngest listeners follow along.
I especially appreciate the writing in these, just right for the intended age group. It's never dry despite the names, places and dates, and has moments with a bit of humor, which made me smile. The Christian aspect on Thanksgiving falls nicely into place, especially since the pilgrims made their journey due to religious reasons. The entire journey and move isn't presented with exaggerated happiness, but rather states the troubles and dangers clearly without ever becoming graphic.
Summed up, this is a delightful book, perfect for this time of year and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. And I really recommend it for families who'd like their kids to get better acquainted with the story behind this important holiday.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
It’s Not About You Mr. Turkey is a part of The Love Letters Book Series and I was provided copyof the book by the author in exchange for my honest review. When you purchase a print copy of the book, you also get a free eBook edition via BitLit and your purchase goes to help a child in need.
I’m not sure where you mail a letter to Mrs. Turkey, but nonetheless, the child wants to make the point that Mrs. Turkey is not the “star” of Thanksgiving. The lengthy letter covers the courageous journey of the Pilgrims from England to the New World.
You’ll see many familiar names such as the Mayflower Compact, the Wampanoag, Plymouth, Samoset, and Squanto. The story (letter) ends with Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving proclamation, and the child makes the point to Mrs. Turkey that Thanksgiving is about giving thanks to God.
A simple prayer asking Jesus to be Lord and Savior is provided at the end of the book. I like that Coffelt writes with a Christian worldview and I appreciate that she gives all proceeds from the sales of her books to her non-profit, As the Stars of the Sky Foundation.
The book mentions God throughout but the only mention of Jesus is in the simple prayer at the end of the book. If a salvation prayer is going to be included, it would be nice to have a link where readers can go to for more information. There is no mention of our sin and why we need a Savior or how to live a life for Christ. There is a note from the author at the end that says, “If you want to learn more about Jesus’ life, I invite you to purchase a copy of another book [in her series].”
This book has plenty of great, historical facts and colorful illustrations, and I’m sure Mrs. Turkey will be relieved to hear Thanksgiving is not about her.