Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Illustrator: Jill McElmurry
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade, 2015
Themes: family, Thanksgiving, stories in rhyme
Opening: Mama, fetch the cooking pot. Fetch our turkey-cooking pot. Big and old and black and squat. Mama, fetch the pot.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a family’s preparations for their Thanksgiving feast, with everyone pitching in to help–including Baby, who sleeps quiet as a mouse.
I like this book because: The warm illustrations, reminiscent of american primitive folk art of the 20th century (particular favorites – Ralph and Martha Cahoon), entice and match the musical vigor of the text. Marvelous!
Resources/activities: make bread, and/or any traditional family recipe, together; Read the Q&A about this book with the author, Pat Zietlow Miller HERE
For existing PPBF selections including resources and activities, go to Susanna Hill’s blog: HERE