Item description for Off to Plymouth Rock by Jack W. Hayford & Dandi Daley Mackall...
Overview In this engaging account of the first Thanksgiving, the whimsical verse of Dandi Daley Mackall can now be heard on a read-along CD. In Off to Plymouth Rock, children will love to hear the story of the Pilgrims' voyage to the New World and the Native Americans' guidance that culminated in the first Thanksgiving. Illustrator Gene Barretta's warm harvest tones and lively characters add the perfect touch to this story of discovery, compassion, and faith. Educational and entertaining, this board book will give children a unique view of one of the most amazing stories in our country's history.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Binding Board Books
Release Date Sep 30, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1400308224 ISBN13 9781400308224
Availability 0 units.
More About Jack W. Hayford & Dandi Daley Mackall
Jack W. Hayford is the Founder and Chancellor of The King's College and Seminary, and Director of The JWH School of Pastoral Nurture. He is most widely known as Founding Pastor of The Church On The Way, where he was senior pastor from 1969-1999. He served as President of the Foursquare Church from 2004-2009. He has authored 52 books and written more than 400 musical works, and serves on various international and interdenominational committees and councils.
Jack W. Hayford currently resides in Van Nuys, in the state of California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Off to Plymouth Rock?
Great resource for your classroom! Nov 14, 2007
This book tells, through rhyming verse, the story of the first Thanksgiving from the pilgrims' perspective. The book details a dangerous trip and finally arriving; building their dreams and struggling to survive the winter. Then the Native Americans offer their help. The story concludes in thanksgiving, prayer and sharing.
Beautifully detailed illustrations fill the book. Some pages are a bit monochromatic, but overall the pages possess contrast and vivid colors.
As a bonus, this book includes a "Read-Along Activity CD." This features five tracks, each with the author reading the story in a slightly different way. It encourages interaction with children through clapping, singing and more.
What I Like: This is a highly educational book written at a child's understanding. The illustrations are great. The author does a wonderful job keeping kids' interest.
What I Dislike: While the story does mention praying and believing, it never references God. This is an American holiday without solid foundations in religion, but I still think it would have been nice to include a clearer idea of the One we are thanking. Also, the CD was not what I expected. It really is intended for formal education rather than sitting down with Mom in the living room.
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Tanya -- Christian Children's Book Review
Perfect... Jun 26, 2007
Off to Plymouth Rock by Dandi Mackall is the perfect story to share with your kids at Thanksgiving. The rhyme and rhythm keep the story bouncing along. It is clever, beautiful, and educational.
must have Jan 12, 2005
My 2 and 4 year old girls love this book. A must buy if you want to pass on the true history of the first Thanksgiving. The adventure begins as the pilgrams set sail for Plymoth Rock and continues through the long cold winter. It ends with the sharing of Thanksgiving blessings. The illustrations are marvelous. Each time you turn the page you find a lovely detail you didn't notice the last time. My 2 year old didn't want me to turn the page she was so excited by the pictures. My girls loved it so much I read it at Sunday School and to my amazement 14 four year olds sat still and listened to the entire book. Don't pass this one up!