This is the story of how the first Pilgrims reached America and thrived there.Along the way, the Native Americans are shown as they help the Pilgrims settle down.The book culminates with the celebration of the Pilgrims first Thanksgiving I wish such harmony could be found in history, as well Alas, everybody knows that the Natives were exterminated But this is a book for children, there is no trace of those terrible events, here.The text is a poem, Good, but very simplistic view of the journey and result of the Pilgrims journey geared toward K 1st grades Nice rhyming. Very short but fun for young children The rhymes are simple and only make about four lines each segment What really wins are the illustrations several had me cracking up and they were ridiculously adorable What s especially funny is a well animated turkey graces several of the pages, but then when the last shows the Thanksgiving dinner with a cooked Turkey well, uh oh.but then I see the same animated Turkey sitting in at the table with the res cute In This Engaging Retelling Of The Story 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 Picture Book Will Give Children A Unique View Of One Of The Most Amazing Stories In Our Country S History. Fun little book that I m not sure I ever would ve purchased for myself At first glance, it s a little simple for kindergarten However, it comes with a charming author read along that is like nothing I ve seen befor The illustrations don t always match the text Early on the fish and whales draw attention away from the Mayflower and text on that page Love the rhyme and rhythm Shares very few details of the first Thanksgiving, but it s a fun read. The soft color palette and almost manga like illustrations give a different look to the familiar story The rhyming verse make it perfect for a holiday read for k 4. The story is written as a poem and the illustrations have lots to look at on each page A great way to tell the story of Plymouth Rock. I love the rhymes in this book.