Thanks & giving : all year long

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 810.8 Thomas
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 810.8 T32
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 810.8 Tho
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 810.8 THA
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Did you ever
dream of talking to a mermaid?

Can you imagine
facing off with a bully who
barely reaches your knees?

What would you do
with a box of golden coins?

Have you ever
said thank you to...a button?

And how would you respond if you met a magic genie who asked you for a handout instead of granting you a wish?

Free to Be...You and Me creator Marlo Thomas has once again produced a joyful volume for children and the grown-ups in their lives. Reaching into the heads and hearts of our most acclaimed writers, artists, and performers, Thanks & Giving celebrates the best things in life -- family, friendship, giving, thankfulness, and love (and just for fun, a few of their opposites -- stinginess, bullying, ingratitude, and the occasional urge to stamp your feet and throw a fit).

From Tiger Woods and Maurice Sendak to Hilary Duff and Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, this colorful collection of stories, poems, and songs will take readers on a lighthearted and thoughtful (but never overserious) adventure. Whether you're gazing at the brilliant child's-eye paintings of illustrator Eric Carle, or laughing out loud at the off-the-wall humor of Mel Brooks, you'll enjoy every step of the magical journey that the creators of Thanks & Giving have planned for you:

* Delight in Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's fractured fable starring a mouse, a bird, and a sausage who learn all about sharing -- the hard way.

* Hold on tight as Rosie Perez recounts the tale of a little girl confronted with a heart-stopping decision.

* Rock along with Kevin and Michael Bacon's funky valentine to sibling rivalry and brotherly love.

* And laugh with Ray Romano as he reveals how his life was changed by a giant burrito.

Designed for both cover-to-cover reading and selective excerpting (when you can't refuse that last impassioned call for "One more story!" just before lights-out), this sparkling anthology also includes marvelous contributions from Avi, Shel Silverstein, Tom Chapin, Arthur creator Marc Brown, Matt Groening, Deepak Chopra, Donald Trump, Frankie Muniz, Walter Dean Myers, Paul Newman, Sumner Redstone, Jerry Pinkney, Whoopi Goldberg, Sonia Manzano, the Sesame Street Muppets, Julianne Moore, Ed Koren, Wendy Wasserstein, and Paul O. Zelinsky.
The mouse, the bird, and the sausage / retold by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Lane Smith
Stones in a stream / by Jeff Moss ; illustrated by Barry Root
A tale of two friends / by Joseph A. Bailey ; adapted by Normal Stiles ; illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Teeny Meany / by David Slavin ; illustrated by Jimmy Pickering
An attitude of gratitude / words by Bruce Hart ; music by Christopher Cerf ; illustrated by S.D. Schindler
The birthday doll / by Gail Carson Levine ; illustrated by Dean Andreasen
Give and take / by Maurice Sendak
A different Aladdin / by Norman Stiles ; illustrated by Jimmy Pickering
A smile connects us / by Carol Hall ; illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Letters to my brother
and my sister / by Julianne Moore
You know my brother (he's so heavy) / words and music by Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon, and Robin Batteau ; illustrated by Loren Long
Josie's first allowance day / by Rosie Perez ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen
Sing me the story of your day / words and music by John Forster and Tom Chapin ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Aunt Delia's holiday manners quiz / by Delia Ephron ; illustrated by Ed Koren
Point of view / by Shel Silverstein
What Nana told her / by Deepak Chopra ; illustrated by Demi
Ezekiel Johnson / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Christopher Myers
Geology / by Joseph S. Newman ; introduction by Paul Newman ; illustrated by David Shannon
All kinds of people / words and music by Nikki Anders and Phil Galdston ; illustrated by Geraldo ValeĢrio
What I did with my coin collection / by Tiger Woods ; illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen
Nuts to you / by Mo Willems
(I'll give) Anything but up / words and music by Hilary Duff ... [et al.] ; illustrated by Ken Feisel
The nothingest girl in the world / by Bruce Kluger ; illustrated by Henry Cole
Right under your nose / by Mel Brooks ; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
The rotten tomato / by Wendy Wasserstein ; illustrated by Lucy Jane Wasserstein
What Ruby saw / by Avi ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
You made my day / words and music by Sheldon Harnick ; illustrated by Eric Carle
Thanking is just one letter away from thinking / by Larry Gelbart ; illustrated by Karen Katz
Thank you, Mrs. Abruzzi / by Ray Romano ; illustrated by Lisa Kopelke
Unsung heroes / by Christopher Cerf and Norman Stiles ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Snow, Aldo / by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Harry Bliss
Christmas and my magic mom / by Whoopi Goldberg ; illustrated by Elise Primavera
Presents I have known / by Frankie Muniz ; illustrated by David Catrow
Cheesybreadville / by Sonia Manzano ; illustrated by John J. Muth
Split decision / by Matt Groening
I want it / words and music by Laurie Berkner ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Arthur goes to the bank / by Marc Brown
Thank someone / words by Sarah Durkee ; music by Paul Jacobs ; illustrated by Loren Long
Giving / with contributions from Warren E. Buffett ... [et al.] ; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. Thomas has assembled a list of luminaries to write (or draw) about the title theme, including the biggest names in children's literature--among them, Avi, Kate DiCamillo, and Eric Carle--as well as stars from the entertainment world, such as Ray Romano, Mel Brooks, and Paul Newman. As in any anthologies, the quality varies from piece to piece. The best are quite memorable. Maurice Sendak's Give and Take, featuring his signature monster, is a wordless tribute to sharing, as is Mo Willems' cartoon about a dog and squirrel making sure neither is hungry. Deepak Chopra writes poignantly about his daughter carrying on a family tradition of feeding the hungry. Some writers, such as Wendy Wasserstein, write right over kids' heads to adult readers. Despite the unevenness, this is an exceedingly handsome book with enough stories, songs, poems, and beautifully reproduced art to make it a worthy purchase--especially since the proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. --Ilene Cooper Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thomas (Free to Be, You and Me) and Cerf gather the work of more than 80 individuals who contribute words, music or art to this energetic, eclectic anthology, all royalties from which will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Recurrent themes in these pieces-which range in mood from jocular to contemplative-include being a good friend, reaching out to those less fortunate and appreciating one's family. Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith kick things off with an irreverent "not-often-told Grimm's Fairy Tale" starring a mouse, bird and sausage and ending with the moral, "give thanks for what you have and what your friends give to you." Maurice Sendak contributes a wordless vignette starring one of his Wild Things, called "Give and Take," and Ed Koren's art adds the frosting to the humorous "Aunt Delia's Holiday Manners Quiz" by Delia Ephron. Paul O. Zelinsky, Eric Carle, Walter Dean Myers, Jerry Pinkney and Kate DiCamillo number among the many other children's book luminaries. Contributors more often found in other spotlights include Kevin Bacon, who, together with his sibling, Michael, formed The Bacon Brothers, co-wrote a song paying tribute to brotherhood; Tiger Woods, who tells of sending his cherished coin collection to Ethiopia to aid starving children; and Whoopi Goldberg, who celebrates her mother's ability to create magical Christmases. The timelessness of the topics explored here and the fact that many writers reach into their own childhood to find their stories make this collection at once universal and personal. Thematically and visually, this is an uplifting volume. All ages. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Gratitude -- Literary collections.
Conduct of life -- Literary collections.
Children's literature, American.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2004
Other Titles Thanksgiving all year long
Contributors Thomas, Marlo.
Cerf, Christopher.
Audience "All ages"--Jacket.
Language English
Description 89 pages : color illustrations, music ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780689877322 (hardcover)
0689877323 (hardcover)
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