This charming book is more than just another Thanksgiving title. As a young girl excitedly awaits the arrival of her six seafaring uncles for the holiday, she asks her mother to tell her about each one and relate stories of earlier family gatherings. Mother happily complies, and a lively dialogue follows. The rhyming text paints a delightful picture of each uncle and the holidays the family have shared. Lloyd Bloom’s bright, cheerful illustrations perfectly complement the warm yet lighthearted tone of the story. The setting, a seacoast community in the early twentieth century, is captured with striking detail in both words and pictures. There are few really outstanding Thanksgiving picture books; this gem has earned a place among them.
32 pages. Ages 4-8 978-0060271138 Recommended by Barbara Karp, Librarian New York USA
Sit down, Mother, and tell me again. When are my uncles coming? When?
Pressed against the windowsill in breathless anticipation, a little girl cannot wait for her beloved uncles to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner. She begs her mother to tell her about each and every one of them. What follows is a lyrical duet culminating in the whole house rollicking with music, dance, song, and a joyous feast. And just as they finish their reverie, who should that be coming around the bend? A holiday tale perfectly suited to any child who has waited impatiently for the arrival of favorite relatives to turn a special day info one of true thanksgiving."--from the publisher