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The Thanksgiving Dinner Platter Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File Size : 11460 KB
- Print Length : 32 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00L9N8S2E
- Publication Date : July 1, 2014
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Open Road Media Young Readers (July 1, 2014)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #528,367 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I absolutely loved how the story had a multicultural mix. Not only did my kids learn a few things but I did as well. Besides this being a fantastic read it is also a little history lesson at well.
The illustration in this book is wonderful as well.
When I first started reading, after the first 5 sentences I did not want to put it down.
My kids and I learned the meaning of kinro-kansha and I also love how the character Samoset was a real character taken from history, which I did not know until I reached the end of the story.
Overall this was an amazing lesson and if I could use two words to describe The Thanksgiving Dinner Plater it would be the word warm and educational.
The illustrations are great too, they really compliment the story very well and anyone that has experience trying to read stories to children knows how essential they are in helping get the point across. I would have liked it to be a bit longer, but other than that I am quite satisfied with the book
This story teaches children simple lessons about the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Takari learns that sometimes people are accidentally hurtful when they are frustrated, even though they do not mean to be. She learns the meaning of being grateful when her friend's father is able to repair Grandma Toshi's platter. Little Sparrow shared the last piece of cornbread with Takari, which she decided to save and share with her mother when she showed her the repaired platter. Most of all, she learned the value in helping others by helping at the Veteran's Hospital Thanksgiving dinner. Because these lessons are well incorporated into the story, I think this book teaches children without them realizing it, while it entertains them with a fun holiday story.
They have in America her Grandma Toshi's very special platter, which is traditionally used for the celebration. Takari's mom explains to her all about the Japanese Thanksgiving day which has a different name Kinro Kansha no Hi. Little Takari wants to help, and her mother reluctantly agrees, however, an accident happens and her mother is very angry so she goes to play with her friend Little Sparrow.
When Takari, and Ruffles her dog arrive at his house they find him making cornmeal, which he tells her he is making in the traditional Wampanoag Indian way, with a wooden pestle and mortar, just as it was made it at time of first Thanksgiving. Sadly, she tells him all about her accident and his father offers to help her.
The children make cornbread together discussing their different ways of celebrating Thanksgiving, and then Takari discovers that Little Sparrow is taking the cornbread to the Veterans Hospital. Thanksgiving is about helping others as well as giving thanks for what you have, he explains to her, and so she joins him and discovers for herself the pleasure which can be gained by helping others.
This is a lovely multi cultural story with bright illustrations. The author has managed to gently open children's eyes to the wider world, teaching them not only about the history behind American Thanksgiving Day but also explaining that many countries around the world celebrate their own kind of Thanksgiving days, perhaps with different names, but they all have nearly the same meaning.