Wednesday, October 7, 2015

BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Teresa Johnston

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann

Title: Thanksgiving For Emily Ann

Author: Teresa Johnston
Illustrator: Vanessa Brantley Newton
Publisher: Scholastic
Ages: 4-8


Emily Ann just had to say,
she's not very thankful on Thanksgiving Day.
Her brother was mean.
Her sister, a bore.
And with Grandpa in town
She slept on the floor.

Why you should read it:

Fall colors and crisp morning breezes remind me Autumn is here and that means time to check out the latest offerings for the upcoming holiday season. The  delightful artwork of the cover for THANKSGIVING FOR EMILY ANN caught my attention. I was eagerly anticipating a captivating story line but unfortunately was mildly disappointed. Author Teresa Johnston provides a solid tension filled plot when Emily Ann feels left out of the Thanksgiving preparations. 

But it's when she decides to cause disruption at the dinner table and one comment from a family member suddenly causes all her misgivings and stressful thoughts to disappear that seems a bit confusing to me. It's doubtful Emily Ann would have had such an emotional awakening in the real world, but within the text of THANKSGIVING FOR EMILY ANN, all's well that ends well and young readers will be able to enjoy a family get together during the holiday season with lots for which to be thankful.

Like-o-meter Rating scale **: 3 out of 5...take it or leave it.

**5 out of 5...grab it!
4 out of 5...think about it.
3 out of 5...take it or leave it.
2 out of 5...maybe not for you.
1 out of 5...forget about it!

Blurb: Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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