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Pardon Me. It's Ham, Not Turkey [Hardcover]

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Rhyming text describes what really happened at the first Thanksgiving and dispells commonly-held misconceptions about the holiday.

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Pig Begs President's Pardon It's mystery and intrigue at the White House! Why would an American President pardon a turkey? How did the turkey become the symbol of Thanksgiving? Such are the questions that perplex a young student, who wonders how these traditions got started. In his quest for answers, he discovers that the historical truth of the first Thanksgiving isn't quite as expected. The mystery unfolds in delightful fashion in the new children's picture book Pardon Me. It's Ham, Not Turkey. From celebrated author Lisa Suhay (There Goes A Mermaid!) and award-winning illustrator Pamela Barcita (Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee), Pardon Me teaches children about the true first Thanksgiving, not the version that many textbooks relate. It also introduces the concept of the President pardoning a pig this Thanksgiving, and promotes the idea of the humble pig rather than the long-celebrated turkey as the symbol of this national holiday.With its charming, whimsical illustrations, Pardon Me is a delightful interweaving of fact and conjecture that provides a thoroughly enjoyable history lesson for all ages. The story ends with a call to action that encourages readers to sign an online petition supporting a pig pardon.The book's release is timely as the nation prepares to celebrate America's 400th anniversary, the 60th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation, and the Chinese Year of the Pig

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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2007
Publisher   Bumble Bee Publishing
ISBN  1933982012  
ISBN13  9781933982014  

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > History & Historical Fiction > Fiction > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Holidays & Festivals > Thanksgiving > Fiction

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A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!  Mar 20, 2008
The Mom's Choice Awards® honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of The Just For Mom Foundation(tm) and the Mom's Choice Awards®. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards® seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book has been honored by this distinguished award.

A final page of historical notes rounds out this lighthearted reflection upon the origin of a cherished holiday.  Feb 7, 2008
Pardon Me, It's Ham, Not Turkey is a children's picturebook about the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Written in singsong rhyme by award-winning author Lisa Suhay and cheerily illustrated by Society of Illustrators honoree Pamela Barcita, Pardon Me, It's Ham, Not Turkey tells of the unusual presidential tradition of pardoning a turkey, the real first Thanksgiving that took place nearly two years before the arrival of the Pilgrims (and probably included a meal of ham rather than turkey!), and much more. A final page of historical notes rounds out this lighthearted reflection upon the origin of a cherished holiday.

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