Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Review: Five Little Thank-Yous by Cindy Jin

by Cindy Jin
Illustrated by Dawn M. Cardona
Little Simon
Board Book
12 pages 
ages 0 to 5

Shaped like a handprint turkey art craft, this colorful rhyming board book is all about the important things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving!

Thank you for this food we share
made with tender love and care.

This Thanksgiving book of five important thank yous is the perfect way for parents to celebrate and share the meaning of the holiday with their child.

Inspired by the construction paper Thanksgiving turkeys kids learn to draw with their hands, this novelty book has a collage art style that both adults and little ones will recognize and love!


This is a little book, which sums up the Thanksgiving spirit clearly, with warmth and a tad bit of fun.

Shaped like a hand and fitting to the shape of a simple turkey, this tiny book screams Thanksgiving. It includes five basic things to be thankful for, simple things which center around family and being together. It's easy for the youngest to understand and recognize some of the situations, and sturdy enough to be tugged around with the request to be read over and over again.

The illustrations are colorful, simple and yet hold tiny details listeners not only will be familiar with but will point out (like spilled sprinkles, a dog begging for food at the table, or a falling-off hat). The ending brings it all home with a message of confidence and love.

And here they are...

The Author...
Cindy Jin writes and edits books for children. She lives in New York City. 

The Illustrator...
Dawn M. Cardona is a self-taught illustrator who has been cutting out her intricate and playful illustrations by hand since she discovered her love for paper in 2004. She currently lives and works out of her home in Maine.

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