Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sharing the Bread: A Wonderful Thanksgiving Story for Children

I love to read books to my children that "co-inside" with the seasons or holidays that we are celebrating. It's a way to create enthusiasm, excitement, and wonder in a child's heart while introducing them to basic concepts and ideas about a specific subject or time of year. So November means taking out our Thanksgiving books. 

This year, one of the Thanksgiving books that I am reading with my children is Sharing the Bread: An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving Story. I found this book last year at the library and was so delighted by it that I wrote down the title hoping to purchase it the following year. 

I love the simple, old-fashioned illustrations, the careful attention to detail in words and pictures, the poetic style of this book, and especially the emphasis in the end of the book upon thanking the Lord for His provision. This book is just delightful for all of those reasons and more. It is a wonderful book for families and I am hoping to continue to read it to my children (ages 2 and 4 now) even as they grow a little older. 

Other Thanksgiving books we've been enjoying:

A Turkey for Thanksgiving, by Eve Bunting

Bear Says Thanks, by Karma Wilson

My First Thanksgiving, by Tomie dePaola

My Thanksgiving Prayer, by Crystal Bowman

Thankful Together, by Holly Davis 

What Thanksgiving books have you been enjoying this year? :-)

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  1. This looks wonderful, and I think I'll be adding it to my collection! The illustrations look so sweet! You should link this post up with us this week at What To Read Wednesday!

  2. This looks like my kind of book and I'm a "big kid"! ;-)

    Thank you so much for sharing! Looks like a wonderful book to get for Lexi. :-)

  3. LOVE holiday picture books! This one looks like it has beautiful art!

  4. This looks like a delightful book for Thanksgiving! I’m in an in-between stage for children’s books—my own kids are grown and I don’t have grandkids yet. I look forward to when I have need for this stage books again. :)

  5. Love this approach....I really like the vintage illustrations.

  6. Holiday books are so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I wasn't aware of this book. Thanks! I love finding new books to read to the grandbabies, that are Christian!
    Living Prov 31

  8. This book looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thank you. Sharing... Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  10. I spend time regularly just reading picture books in the bookstore:) So many I've collected as family favorites will be passed down to grandchildren. This is a good one!