Review of Pookie’s Thanksgiving

Pookie’s ThanksgivingPookie’s Thanksgiving [Little Pookie]
by Sandra Boynton; illus. by the author
Preschool    Boynton Bookworks/Simon    18 pp.    g
9/22    978-1-6659-2263-0    $6.99

On Thanksgiving Day, Little Pookie (Spooky Pookie; Merry Christmas, Little Pookie) helps make apple and pumpkin pies and sets the table with his parents before Nemmy and Boppa arrive. After dinner, the pig family members each share what they’re thankful for, with Pookie’s closing “and pie” leading to a joyful dessert-eating finale. The simple rhyming text features excited asides from Pookie (“Ooo! Butter!”) that fans of this series, especially young listeners, should enjoy along with Boynton’s ever-pleasing signa-ture illustrations. A board book embracing family togetherness to be “so thankful for” this season.

From the November/December 2022 issue of The Horn Book Magazine.

Cynthia K. Ritter
Cynthia K. Ritter

Cynthia K. Ritter is managing editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She earned a master's degree in children's literature from Simmons University. She served on the 2019 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award committee.

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